General Description

Small species with a disc covered in numerous tiny plates, no spines. Arms moderately long and sinuous. Up to 8 arm spines on the side of each segment, one oval tentacle scale. Broods its young internally; the juvenile arms can sometimes be seen protruding from the genital slit near the base of the arms. Colour pale grey or brown disc with dusky banded arms. Disc up to 7 mm wide, arm up to 5 cm long.


This species is probably a detrital feeder.


Around Australia.


Found in clumps of algae, seagrass and encrusting invertebrates or under stones, from intertidal rock pools to the inner continental shelf (0-60 m), rarely to the upper continental slope (275 m).

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