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

©Anne Hoggett: Gomophia watsoni at Loomis Reef, Lizard island lagoon, at night.

©Lyle Vail and Anne Hoggett: Gomophia watsoni at night, between Palfrey Island and research station. Note the pointed purple tubercles.

©Anne Hoggett: Gomophia watsoni at Watson's Bay, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Asteroidea
Order Valvatida
Family Ophidiasteridae
Genus Gomophia
Species Gomophia watsoni



Distinguishing features

Cream with orange bands and purple, pointed tubercles. More active at night than during the day.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.


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©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

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