species: Ophiomastix caryophyllata in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Ophiomastix caryophyllata

©Anne Hoggett: Ophiomastix caryophyllata at Lizard Island, disc diameter about 8 mm. This animal was found attached to the dorsal disc of a larger specimen of Ophiomastix janualis.

©Anne Hoggett: A small Ophiomastix caryophyllata¬†clinging to the dorsal disc surface of Ophiomastix janualis at Lizard Island. They have been removed from within the folds of coral Turbinaria reniformis.

©Anne Hoggett: Ophiomastix caryophyllataat Lizard Island, disc diameter about 8 mm.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Ophiuroidea
Order Ophiurida
Family Ophiocomidae
Genus Ophiomastix
Species Ophiomastix caryophyllata



Distinguishing features

Pale arms with darker bands; fine, sharp arm spines also banded; disc surface with spaced sharp thorns.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Probably quite common but inconspicuous

Web resources