Lizard Island Field Guide: Taxonomy: description of species: Pentaceraster regulus
Pentaceraster regulus


©Lyle Vail: Pentaceraster regulus about 15 cm diameter at Watson's Bay, Lizard Island, 18 metres depth

©Lyle Vail: Pentaceraster regulus about 18 cm diameter at Watson's Bay, Lizard Island, 18 metres depth

©Lyle Vail: Actinal surface of 15 cm diameter Pentaceraster regulus at Watson's Bay, Lizard Island, 18 metres depth
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Asteroidea
Order Valvatida
Family Oreasteridae
Genus Pentaceraster
Species Pentaceraster regulus

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Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Uncommon. Found only on soft bottoms in water deeper than 15 metres.

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

  • Clark, A.M. and F.W.E. Rowe (1971). Monograph of shallow-water Indo-west Pacific echinoderms British Museum (Natural History), London.