species: Heterometra crenulata in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Heterometra crenulata
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Crinoidea
Order Comatulida
Family Himerometridae
Genus Heterometra
Species Heterometra crenulata

Distinguishing features

Features that may be used to distinguish this species in the field are not known.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

Heterometra crenulata is known at Lizard Island from a single specimen reported by Messing et al. (2006). This specimen was found on sandy bottom in 12 to 17 m depth off Osprey Island.

Web resources


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.

Other references

  • Messing, C.G., D.L. Meyer, U.E. Siebeck, L.S. Jermiin, D.I. Vaney and G.W. Rouse (2006). A modern soft-bottom, shallow-water crinoid fauna (Echinodermata) from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Coral Reefs, 25: 164-168. LIRS catalog number 956.