- 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 eight eyes. Eight segmented walking legs attached to the sides of the trunk. Short, inflated abdomen behind trunk. Leg span about 3 cm.
This species is a rarely recorded but anecdotal reports suggest it may be common in eastern Victoria and southern NSW. Its scientific name relates to its tubiform proboscis. Males carry the eggs, holding them between body parts called ovigers that hang under the animal.
On bryozoans, to depth of 135 m.
South-eastern Australia, including eastern and central Victoria.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed