species: Gonodactylus platysoma in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Gonodactylus platysoma

©Mike Bok: Gonodactylus platysoma from Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Stomatopoda
Family Gonodactylidae
Genus Gonodactylus
Species Gonodactylus platysoma



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



Roy Caldwell provided LIRS with a list of stomatopods he collected at Lizard Island between 1986 and 1997. It includes Gonodactylus platysoma with the note: "reef flat".

by Anne Hoggett


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Appears to be quite common on the reef flat at Coconut Beach

Web resources


  • Porter, M.L., Y. Zhang, S. Desai, R.L. Caldwell and T.W. Cronin (2010). Evolution of anatomical and physiological specialization in the compound eyes of stomatopod crustaceans. Journal of Experimental Biology, 213: 3473-3486. LIRS catalog number 1736.