General Description

Body worm-like with thin soft body wall. No tube feet. Tentacles number 10 or 12 with up to 7 pairs of digits per tentacle. Up to 17 cm long.


This species, with type specimens from Port Jackson in New South Wales, is the only named species of Scoliorhapis officially recorded from Australian waters. However, some of the individuals found in Victoria show a range of significant differences from the type specimens and are currently in the process of being described and named as new species.


Eastern and southern Australia.


Sediment areas, to depth of at least 82 m and possibly to over 100 m.

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