- 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, rounded at tip. Leg span about 5 cm.
Young individuals of this species are different in appearance to the adults, and as a result they were originally placed in a separate genus. Males carry the eggs, holding them between body parts called ovigers that hang under the animal.
On soft bryozoans to depth of 100 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed