species: Bispira manicata in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Bispira manicata

©Alexander Semenov: Bispira manicata in Watson's Bay, Lizard Island, about 20 metres depth.

©Eunice Wong: Close-up of radiolar crown of Bispira manicata showing compound eyes - the pairs of round structures at the top of each dark section; Lizard Island.

©Eunice Wong: Lab photo of Bispira manicata from Lizard Island, anterior part of thorax with radiolar crown removed.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Annelida
Class Polychaeta
Order Sabellida
Family Sabellidae
Genus Bispira
Species Bispira manicata



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 4.5 cm (length)



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Capa, M. and A. Murray (2015). A taxonomic guide to the fanworms (Sabellidae, Annelida) of Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, including new species and new records, Zootaxa, 4019 (1): 098-167. LIRS catalog number 1905.