One of the largest and most colourful species found along the southern Western Australian coast. It has long arms, a reddish brown colour and black spots regularly arranged over the upper surface. The species is occasionally seen by divers but is not common.
Max Size: 22 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 16.1-23.1°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef, Seagrass
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (2% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney