species: Megalomma interrupta in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Megalomma interrupta

©Maria Capa: Megalomma interrupta from North Direction Island, removed from tube (lab photo; MI QLD 2359))

©Maria Capa: Compound radiolar eyes of Megalomma interrupta from North Direction Island (MI QLD 2359)

©Maria Capa: Megalomma interrupta inside its tube with radiolar crown exposed (lab photo, MI QLD 2444)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Annelida
Class Polychaeta
Order Sabellida
Family Sabellidae
Genus Megalomma
Species Megalomma interrupta



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 2 cm (Length (Capa and Murray, 2015))



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Bok, M.J., M.L. Porter and D.-E. Nilsson (2017). Phototransduction in fanworm radiolar eyes, Current Biology, 27(14): R698-R699. LIRS catalog number 2094.
  • Capa, M. and A. Murray (2015). A taxonomic guide to the fanworms (Sabellidae, Annelida) of Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, including new species and new records, Zootaxa, 4019 (1): 098-167. LIRS catalog number 1905.
  • Capa, M. and A. Murray (2009). Review of the genus Megalomma (Polychaeta: Sabellidae) in Australia with description of three new species, new records and notes on certain features with phylogenetic implications, Records of the Australian Museum, 61: 201-224. LIRS catalog number 1330.