species: Ophiothrix (Acanthophiothrix) sp 3 in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Ophiothrix (Acanthophiothrix) sp 3

©Anne Hoggett: Ophiothrix (Acanthophiothrix) sp 3 with arms about 3 cm long on Unidentified sponge 8 at Cobia Hole, Lizard Island. On same sponge as several Ophiothrix (Acanthophiothrix) sp. 1.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Ophiuroidea
Order Ophiurida
Family Ophiotrichidae
Genus Ophiothrix
Species Ophiothrix (Acanthophiothrix) sp 3



Distinguishing features

Very similar to Ophiothrix (Acanthophiothrix) sp. 1 in size, proportions, arms spines, disc armament and habitat. Differs in colouration, having a broad yellow/green midline on the arms rather than a pair of narrow dark lines bordering a pale midline. They may well be colour variations of the same species. Microscopic examination of specimens is needed.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



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