Solid disc, covered in granules, except for the small oval radial shields, arms robust with up to 14 minute arm spines on each side of an arm segment. Two small oval tentacle scales, a series of small pointed oral papillae around each jaw edge. Ventral surface also covered in granules except for the oral and adoral shields. Disc variegated grey or red, arms banded grey and pink, underside pale. Disc to 4 cm diameter and arms to 15 cm long.
This species is probably a nocturnal carnivore.
Rocky reefs, under large rocks, to depth of 73 m.
Southern and eastern Australia but rarely found in Victoria and Tasmania.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed