General distribution: tropical, Indo-west Pacific Ocean, depth range 5-30 m.(Rowe & Gates, 1995); in the tropical Indian Ocean known from the Glorieuses Islands; in the tropical Pacific, from northern Australia to Enewetok, Guam, the China Sea, and the Ryukyu Islands southwards to New Caledonia, Fiji, and the Society Islands (Conand, 1998). Recorded in Australia in Clark & Rowe (1971) and Rowe & Gates (1995). Ecology: benthic, inshore, detritus feeder, deposit feeder (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
- Clark, A.M. and F.W.E. Rowe. (1971). Monograph of Shallow-water Indo-West Pacific Echinoderms. Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History): London. x + 238 p. + 30 pls.