In members of this genus a cephalic plaque is absent, a marginal flange is present; nuchal slits are short, an anal cone is present and there are acicular neuropodial spines on anterior chaetigers. Body up to about 5-10 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