Field guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)

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Underside of Metalia spatagus test found on beach at Lizard Island, showing the periproct (plated structure surrounding anus) and two fascioles (anal and subanal) that are distinctive for the genus.

© Anne Hoggett

Underside of test of Metalia spatagus found on beach at Lizard Island. Note the large rounded peristome (plated structure that surrounds mouth).

© Anne Hoggett

Metalia spatagus test found on beach at Lizard Island. Note the peripetalous fasciole.

© Anne Hoggett

Test of heart urchin Metalia spatagus found on beach at Lizard Island. Enlarge photo to see distinctive pale narrow line enclosing the petals (the peripetalous fasciole).

© Anne Hoggett

Underside of Metalia spatagus test found on beach at Lizard Island, showing and periproct (plated structure surrounding anus) and two fascioles that are distinctive for the genus: subanal and anal.

© Anne Hoggett