Very similar to G. tubaria, the main differences being that the scrobicular spines (spines that surround the base of the primary spines) are club shaped, not pointed or flattened as in G. tubaria, and military spines (the smallest spines) are more abundant. Test diameter up to 4 cm.
The two Victorian species of Goniocidaris live in the same habitats.
Subtidal areas, on coarse rubble and shellgrit-covered sea floor, to depth of 80 m.
Spines can puncture skin. Venom status unknown.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed