There are a number of stalked Pyura species in Victorian waters, including P. australis, P. gibbosa and P. spinifera. They all have a rounded head on a long flexible stalk. They are distinguished most reliably by their internal structures. Colour is usually red or yellow. Body 5-10 cm long, stalk up to 30 cm long.
Some species are often covered by encrusting sponges (P. spinifera), other species are rarely overgrown.
Attached to reefs, to depth of about 50 m
Plankton or Particles
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed