General Description

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 eyes. Eight segmented walking legs attached to the sides of the trunk. Short abdomen behind trunk, unsegmented. Leg span about 1 cm


This species appears to be adopted to holding prey between its toothed chelae. They have been collected in low numbers of 1-2 individuals. Males carry the eggs, holding them between body parts called ovigers that hang under the animal.


South-eastern Australia.


Usually in sediments rich in invertebrates such as polychaetes, to depth of 329 m.

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