In members of this genus there are 5 prostomial appendages (antennae + palps) and tentacular cirri are absent from the peristomial segment. Body up to about 15 cm long.
Taxonomists are currently (2012) preparing new descriptions of at least one new species of Marphysa from Australia; when this new publication is available the current treatment and identification of Victorian species will be updated.
Estuaries, embayments, continental shelf, sand, mud and weed beds, to depth of 80 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed