species: Ophiothela mirabilis in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Ophiothela mirabilis

©Anne Hoggett: Three Ophiothela danae¬†individuals on a hydroid at Cod Hole near Lizard Island. Disc diameter is about 3 mm.

©Anne Hoggett: Many Ophiothela danae on a hydroid at Cod Hole

©Anne Hoggett: Numerous Ophiothela mirabilis coiled around a gorgonian at the lagoon entrance, April 2008
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Ophiuroidea
Order Ophiurida
Family Ophiotrichidae
Genus Ophiothela
Species Ophiothela mirabilis



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Clark, A.M. and F.W.E. Rowe (1971). Monograph of shallow-water Indo-west Pacific echinoderms British Museum (Natural History), London.
  • Coleman, N. (2007). Sea Stars: Echinoderms of the Asia/Indo-Pacific Neville Coleman's Underwater Geographic, Springwood, Qld. Australia.

Other references

  • Rowe, F.W.E. and J. Gates (1995). Echinodermata in: Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 33, xiii, 510 pp. Wells, A. (Ed.). CSIRO, Melbourne, Australia.