Large, thin-legged pycnogonid with prominent spines on the legs. The illustrated pycnogonid and similar animals that occur on shallow southern Tasmanian reefs are likely to be this species, although there is a slight doubt about their identity, because the original scientific description of P. gippslandiae was poor and based on deep-water (>60 m) specimens.
Max Size: 5 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 13.0-19.6°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (14% 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