Paired surface skin papulae extending no more than halfway down each arm ridge before they become single (compared with half to three-quarters distance for M.oriens), and with fine rather than coarse spinelets along the margins. Colouration is very variable, but generally with combinations of pinks, oranges and reds.
Max Size: 8 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 12.0-21.6°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
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: Many (21 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