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

©Anne Hoggett: Anchitosia queenslandensis¬†at Lizard Island, long radius about 15 mm.

©Anne Hoggett: Underside of same specimen of Anchitosia queenslandensis

©Anne Hoggett: Anchitosia queenslandensis at Reef 14-133 near Lizard Island. Exposed, as found, long radius about 15 mm.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Asteroidea
Order Valvatida
Family Goniasteridae
Genus Anchitosia
Species Anchitosia queenslandensis



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: This small, distinctive starfish is very rarely seen at Lizard Island.

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Livingstone, A.A. (1932). Asteroidea. British Museum (Natural History) Scientific Reports / Great Barrier Reef Expedition 1928-29. 4(8): 241-265, 4(8): 241-265. LIRS catalog number 90352.
  • Marsh, L.M. and J. Fromont (2020). Field Guide to shallow water seastars of Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth.