Salmacis sphaeroides, NSW, Australia, Photo: Tom Davis
Salmacis sphaeroides, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Distinguished by the brown/green test with red and white banded spines. May collect detritus from the substrate which is used for camouflage or shade.
Max Size: 2 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 21.5-29.6°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Rare (1% 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: Several (7 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.