- 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 about 6 mm.
The diet of this species is unknown, but related species in the same genus group feed on anemones. Ovigers are absent in both sexes in which case eggs released by the female are probably cemented directly to the under surface of the male where they are carried until hatching. Males carry the eggs, holding them between body parts called ovigers that hang under the animal.
Habitat not known for this species, related species are associated with anemones, to depth of 15 m.
Southern parts of Western Australia and Tasmania. In central and eastern Victoria.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed