Star sand (species: Baculogypsina sphaerulata) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Baculogypsina sphaerulata
Star sand

©Martina Prazeres: Baculogypsina sphaerulata from Coconut Beach, Lizard Island. Microscope photo, identified by Martina Prazeres.
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Foraminifera
Class Globothalamea
Order Rotaliida
Family Calcarinidae
Genus Baculogypsina
Species Baculogypsina sphaerulata



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: Extremely common, especially at Coconut Beach.

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, Universit√© de Liege, Belgium. LIRS catalog number 494.
  • Ford, M.R. (2010). Sedimentological implications of durability and physical taphonomic processes on a fringing reef, Lizard Island, Australia. PhD thesis, University of Auckland. LIRS catalog number 1528.
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