This species is characterised by prominent pink-red spines and five bare areas void of spines that form a zigzag pattern. It resembles M. zigzag very closely and is often confused with this species. It grows to about 2 cm diameter.
This uncommon species lives in algae and is very rarely washed ashore.
Amongst seaweed, to depth of 52 m.
Spines can puncture skin. Venom status unknown.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed