species: Ophiocoma sp. in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Ophiocoma sp.

©Anne Hoggett: Ophiocoma sp. at Lizard Island, disc diameter 8 mm, found under rubble
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Ophiuroidea
Order Ophiurida
Family Ophiocomidae
Genus Ophiocoma
Species Ophiocoma sp.



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



The individual photographed here looks like photos identified as Ophiocoma pusilla (now Breviturma pusilla) by Coleman (2007). However, the Lizard Island specimen does not have enlarged, club-like arm spines as noted for that species by Clark & Rowe (1971), nor can such spines be seen in Coleman's photos.

Breviturma pusilla is known from Lizard Island.

by Anne Hoggett


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