species: Ophiomastix elegans in ALA: Lizard Island (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Ophiomastix elegans


©Anne Hoggett: Ophiomastix elegans from under beach rock exposed at low tide, Eagle Island near Lizard Island. Disc diameter is about 2 cm.

©Anne Hoggett: Ophiomastix elegans from under beach rock exposed at low tide, Eagle Island near Lizard Island. Disc diameter is about 2 cm.

©Anne Hoggett: Ophiomastix elegans showing skin-covered disc, from under rubble at low tide on reef flat at Eyrie Reef near lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Ophiuroidea
Order Ophiurida
Family Ophiocomidae
Genus Ophiomastix
Species Ophiomastix elegans

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Distinguishing features

Dorsal disc is covered with skin and has no granules. Disk either dark in centre and pale on periphery, or dark all over. Usually found intertidally or in very shallow water.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

  • Clark, A.M. and F.W.E. Rowe (1971). Monograph of shallow-water Indo-west Pacific echinoderms British Museum (Natural History), London.