General Description

Body soft, cucumber-shaped, grey-blue to grey-brown with fine dark flecks, oral (mouth) and anal ends usually black. Up to 5 cm long.


Females seasonally brood many small juveniles in an internal body cavity (coelom) during late winter for release in spring. By late summer one or a few large juveniles have been found in the coelom of some females, indicating that auto-ingestion/"cannibalism" occurs to enhance species survival.


Southern Australia.


Under or around the edges of rocks, and on seaweed, to depth of at least 6 m.

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