species: Marginopora vertebralis in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Marginopora vertebralis

©Anne Hoggett: A living (pink) and dead (white) specimen of Marginopora vertebralis at Lizard Island, intertidal sand flat. Diameter 8 to 10 mm. 

©Anne Hoggett: Several Marginopora vertebralis on an intertidal sand flat at Lizard Island.

©Simon Gingins: Marginopora vertebralis at Lizard Island
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Protozoa
Class Granuloreticulosea
Order Foraminiferida
Family Soritidae
Genus Marginopora
Species Marginopora vertebralis



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Can be extremely abundant in preferred habitat.

Web resources


  • Baccaert, J. (1986). Foraminiferal bio- and thanatocoenoses of reef flats, Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Nature of substrate, Annls Soc. r. zool. Belg., 116: 3-14. LIRS catalog number 443.
  • Baccaert, J. (1987). Distribution patterns and taxonomy of benthic foraminifera in the Lizard Island reef complex, northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Vol. 1: Distribution patterns, 146 pp + plates; Vol. 2: Taxonomy, 290 pp; Vol. 3: Atlas of foraminifera, 225 pp, 109 pla, Ph.D. thesis, Université de Liege, Belgium. LIRS catalog number 494.
  • Barnes D.J., J. Caperon, T.J. Cox, C.J. Crossland, P.J. Davies, M. Devereaux, W.M. Hamner, H.R. Jitts, B.E. Kinsey, D.W. Kinsey, G.A. Knauer and J.A. Lun (1976). Metabolic processes of coral reef communities at Lizard Island, Queensland, Search, 7: 463-468. LIRS catalog number 2.
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