Distribution: Uncommon to rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Limited records from southern New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and southern Western Australia.
Ecological Notes: Frequents mixed habitats of bryozoans, soft corals and sponges. Depth range from 20 – 75 m. Specimen photographed at 20 m.
Additional Notes: The body is laterally compressed and it lacks a carapace. Particularly distinctive colouration, each plate of each body segment is outlined with a white line. Known infrequently from Korffs Islet but rarely seen in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Small size, specimen in photograph about 10 mm long.
References: Coral Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific, Terrence M. Gosliner, David W. Behrens and Gary C. Williams, Sea Challengers Publication, Monterey, California. 1996. p.200.
Palomares, M.L.D. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2018. SeaLifeBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.sealifebase.org, version (06/2018).
https://www.sealifebase.ca/summary/Amaryllis-philatelica.html. Accessed 12/11/2018.
Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=Amaryllis+philatelica. Accessed 12/11/2018.