species: Pectinaria carnosus in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Pectinaria carnosus

©Mike Bok: Pectinaria carnosus removed from its tube, Lizard Island (lab photo).

©Mike Bok: Pectinaria carnosus with its tube, Lizard Island (lab photo).
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Annelida
Class Polychaeta
Family Pectinariidae
Genus Pectinaria
Species Pectinaria carnosus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



This species was described in 2015 and is so far known only from the intertidal zone at Lizard Island.

by Anne Hoggett


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Wong, E. and P. Hutchings (2015). New records of Pectinariidae (Polychaeta) from Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia and the description of two new species, Zootaxa, 4019 (1). LIRS catalog number 1932.