species: Macrophiothrix belli in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Macrophiothrix belli

©Anne Hoggett: Macrophiothrix belli at Lizard Island, found under rubble. Disc diameter about 20 mm.

©Anne Hoggett: Macrophiothrix belli at Lizard Island, found under rubble. Arms at least 300 mm long.

©Anne Hoggett: Underside of Macrophiothrix belli at Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Ophiuroidea
Order Ophiurida
Family Ophiotrichidae
Genus Macrophiothrix
Species Macrophiothrix belli



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Hoggett, A.K. (1990). Taxonomy and systematic position of the brittlestar genus Macrophiothrix H.L. Clark (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea). PhD thesis, University of Queensland. LIRS catalog number 680.
  • Hoggett, A.K. (1991). The genus Macrophiothrix (Ophiuroidea: Ophiotrichidae) in Australian waters, Invertebrate Taxonomy, 4: 1077-1146. LIRS catalog number 293.

Other references

  • Allen, J.D. (2005). Life-history evolution and the costs of small egg size in echinoderms, Ph.D. thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. LIRS catalog number 940.
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