Body covered in skin, up to 6 thorny arm spines on the sides of each segment. Jaws bordered with flat serrated papillae. Tube feet not protected by tentacle scales. Colour patterns varies, including green, orange or red, and often with mottled pattern. Disc up to 4 cm wide, arms up to 14 cm long.
These brittle stars are thought to feed on small crustaceans and algae. Deeper historical records of occurrence are probably mis-identifications of other species.
Under rocks or in crevices on reefs or under sponges on soft sediments, to depths of 250 m.
Indian and Pacific Oceans, from eastern Africa to Moorea and Tasmania north to Japan.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed