This species has closely spaced rhinophores and laterally directed cerata. The body is translucent-orange, usually with faint white markings on the notum. The cerata have prominent cnidosacs in their tips and usually have irregular, white subapical bands. The rhinophores and cephalic tentacles usually have white tips.
Can be found ound from the low intertidal to a depth of 15 m. This moderately rare species prefer protected to moderately protected rocky areas and in Halimeda kanaloana beds.