Disc round, covered in minute granules (including the radial shields), arms short, tapered and strong-looking, with up to eight small inconspicuous arm spines. Colour: dark disc with light bands on the arms. Disc to 12 mm diameter, arms to 4 cm.
This species broods its young internally and is probably a nocturnal carnivore.
Rocky reefs, under rocks, sometimes found on sheltered shallow water reefs but usually in depths of 18-150 m.
New Zealand and southern Australia.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed