species: Gomophia rosea in ALA: LIRS and surrounds using records to Oct. 2021 (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Gomophia rosea

©Anne Hoggett: Damaged specimen of Gomophia rosea at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Damaged specimen of Gomophia rosea at Lizard Island. Note convex plates alternating with smaller flat plates along the upper marginal row.

©Anne Hoggett: Actinal surface of damaged Gomophia rosea at Lizard Island, showing regenerating arms
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Asteroidea
Order Valvatida
Family Ophidiasteridae
Genus Gomophia
Species Gomophia rosea



Distinguishing features

Some plates on the upper surface convex, especially on the upper marginal row of arm plates where they tend to alternate with smaller flat plates.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



Local abundance

Web resources


  • Guenther, J. (2007). Natural antifouling defences of tropical sea stars, Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University. LIRS catalog number 1131.