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

©Anne Hoggett: Macrophiothrix longipeda at Lizard Island, from under rubble slab on sand. Disc diameter is about 10 mm.

©Anne Hoggett: Underside of Macrophiothrix longipeda at Lizard Island, same individual as above

©Lyle Vail: Macrophiothrix longipeda from Lizard Island in 1983 (aquarium photo). AM J17493.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Ophiuroidea
Order Ophiurida
Family Ophiotrichidae
Genus Macrophiothrix
Species Macrophiothrix longipeda



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. (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.
  • Allen, J. and R. Podolsky (2007). Uncommon diversity in developmental mode and larval form in the genus Macrophiothrix (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea), Marine Biology, 151: 85-97. LIRS catalog number 998.
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