species: Parasalenia poehlii in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Parasalenia poehlii

©Anne Hoggett: Side view of Parasalenia poehlii at Lizard Island, removed from hiding place under rubble. Test diameter is about 2 cm. 

©Anne Hoggett: Top view of Parasalenia poehlii at Lizard Island. Test diameter is about 2 cm.

©Anne Hoggett: Parasalenia poehlii test diameter about 15 mm from under rubble at Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Echinoidea
Order Camarodonta
Family Parasaleniidae
Genus Parasalenia
Species Parasalenia poehlii



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Probably quite abundant but not often seen because of cryptic habit

Web resources


  • Hutchings, P. and M. Peyrot-Clausade (1988). Macro-boring communites of Porites - a biogeographical comparison, "Proceedings of the Sixth International Coral Reef Symposium".3,Australia, : 263-268. LIRS catalog number 268.