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

©Anne Hoggett: Asteropsis carinifera on underside of rubble slab at Lizard Island. Long radius is about 100 mm.

©Anne Hoggett: Asteropsis carinifera at Lizard Island, oral surface

©Anne Hoggett: Asteropsis carinifera found exposed at night, Big Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Asteroidea
Order Valvatida
Family Asteropseidae
Genus Asteropsis
Species Asteropsis carinifera



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Highly cryptic and rarely seen

Web resources


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.
  • Marsh, L.M. and J. Fromont (2020). Field Guide to shallow water seastars of Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth.