- Sea spider
Body with proboscis projecting outward from front, with the mouth at the tip. Central body (trunk) behind the proboscis, with a raised, rounded area (tubercle) bearing four or more eyes. Eight segmented walking legs attached to the sides of the trunk. Small abdomen behind trunk. Leg span about 1 cm.
The scientific name of this species refers to the resemblance of the serrated mouth parts (palp) found in a related species. Associations with other species, such as hydroids or seaweeds, are yet to be determined. Males carry the eggs, holding them between body parts called ovigers that hang under the animal.
Recorded from seaweed, bryozoans and hydroids.
South-eastern Australia, including central and eastern Victoria.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed