- 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 2 cm.
This species can match the colour of the bryozoan on which it is found. Little else is known about the biology of this species. Males carry the eggs, holding them between body parts called ovigers that hang under the animal.
On soft bryozoans, to depth of 72 m.
South-eastern Australia, including central Victoria.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed