Distribution: Temperate Australasia realm. Southeast Australian Shelf province (Central New South Wales to South Au stralia, including Tasmania). Southwest Australian Shelf province (Western Australia, at least from Fremantle to Dampier Archipelago).
RV 2232a. Australia, Western Australia, Exmouth; offshore, intertidally, tracks in sand.
Temperate Australasia realm. Southeast Australian Shelf province.
Tasmania (Grove, 2011). Central New South Wales to South Australia, including Tasmania (Jansen, 1997).
Possibly also Southwest Australian Shelf province. Beechey (2011) lists its distribution range as: “Endemic to Australia, but the exact range is unclear. It occurs from southern Queensland to northern and eastern Tasmania. It appears not to be present in southern Australia, although two similar species are named from South Australia. A species which may be identical occurs in Western Australia, at least from Fremantle to Dampier Archipelago".
A record from Lifou (New Caledonia) or Uvea (Wallis & Futuna) listed by Melvill & Standen (1897: 404) is most probably not this species.