A similar species to Amblypneustes pachistus in also having dark green spines, however the plates of the test are wider and fewer and the colour of the test is darker green. Test diameter up to 6 cm.
This species is proportionately less abundant than the closely related species, Amblypneustes pachistus.
Seagrasses in sheltered waters, to depth of 62 m.
Spines can puncture skin. Venom status unknown.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed