Flattened hexagonal shape with six indistinct short arms (less than width of central disc), with obtusely rounded webbed divisions between each arm. Aboral surface has a dark combination of brown, red, cream, green and blue.
Rockhampton, Qld continuous to Nuyts Archipelago western SA; Lord Howe Island.; Bass Strait; Tasmania. Depth range: rocks; 0–30 m
Australian Museum registration database records for the Sydney region:
Port Jackson. Depth range not recorded.
Taxonomic information - synonyms and type material:
Patiriella oriens O’Loughlin et al., 2003: 191.
Type data: holotype NMV F92983, paratypes NMV F92984, NMV F92982.
Type locality:Black Reef, Recherche Bay, TAS.
Links for further information:
O’Loughlin & Waters (2004).