Large and bulky with 5 strongly reduced arms, brown to orange with dark lines and circle-shaped light and dark blotches. It is identified by the many small pores on arms.
Unassessed by the IUCN Red list. It is not common, and can be found in a limited habitat.
It can be found from the Red Sea to Oman, on sand, rubble, coral and reef plateaus, lagoons and slopes, in a depth range of 1-30 meters.
Up to 25cm.
It feeds on coral polyps and algae.