- Sea spider
Body with proboscis projecting outward from front, with the mouth at the tip. Central body (trunk) behind the proboscis, with a raised, rounded area (tubercle) bearing four eyes. Eight segmented walking legs attached to the sides of the trunk. Short abdomen behind trunk. Leg span to 3 cm.
A rarely recorded species, possibly due to its cryptic colouring. Males carry the eggs, holding them between body parts called ovigers that hang under the animal.
Amongst brown algae, hydroids and bryozoans, to depth of 50m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed