species: Ophiomaza cacaotica in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Ophiomaza cacaotica

©Lyle Vail: Ophiomaza cacaotica on the underside of crinoid Phanogenia gracilis near Crystal Beach, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Ophiuroidea
Order Ophiurida
Genus Ophiomaza
Species Ophiomaza cacaotica



Distinguishing features

Very large, flat radial shields cover most of the disc surface. Arms bear short spines and coil vertically for clinging. Colour is very variable. Usually found clinging to the underside of crinoids.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



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