In members of this genus a cephalic plaque is absent, cephalic rim with marginal flange, nuchal slits are curved or J-shaped; no collar on chaetiger 1, Pygidium will developed, foliaceous with 1-3 cirri, and the first chaetiger has chaetae only in dorsal bundles. Body up to about 10 cm long.
There has been little taxonomic study of Maldanidae in Australian waters; the family is undoubtedly diverse here and many species remain to be discovered and described. Specimens need to be complete to enable all important characters to be described (fragments are often unidentifiable).
Port Phillip Bay and other similar coastal habitats, inshore and continental shelf.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed