Pseudoboletia indiana (Michelin, 1862)

Pseudoboletia indiana
Pseudoboletia indiana
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Saturday, 5 March 2016
Location: 
Nth Solitary Island
Depth: 
14m
Pseudoboletia indiana
Pseudoboletia indiana
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Monday, 30 October 2017
Location: 
Nth Solitary Island
Depth: 
12m
Distribution:

Relatively common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific region including Hawaii. In Australia recorded from the east coast, Torres Strait to southern New South Wales.

Ecological Notes:

Frequents broken, rubble substrates, often with detritus attached, to at least 20m.

Additional Notes:

Similar to Pseudoboletia maculata but distinguished by the purple tips on the pale primary spines. Grows to a test width of around 10cm.