Arms 5, arm rays merge with disc, pentagonal. Six large plates around the edge between arm tips. Plates on oral surface underneath near the mouth usually covered with granules. Colour frequently brown or black with discrete black, brown, pink, white or cream markings. Centre to arm tip up to 3 cm.
This species was recently separated from a related species, partly based on its reproductive strategy. Spawning occurs in late winter and broods of embryos are protected in depressions under the adult body.
In the open or under rocks in sub-tidal areas, to depth of 26 m.
South-eastern Australia, including western and central Victoria
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed