species: Owenia sp in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Owenia sp

©Mike Bok: Owenia sp from Lizard Island (lab photo).
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Annelida
Class Polychaeta
Family Oweniidae
Genus Owenia
Species Owenia sp

Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



Two species of Owenia are known from Lizard Island, both described by Parapar and Moreira (2015). It is not possible to distinguish the species from a photograph of the whole animal.

by Anne Hoggett

Web resources


  • Parapar, J. and Moreira, J. (2015). The Oweniidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from Lizard Island (Great Barrier Reef, Australia) with the description of two new species of Owenia Delle Chiaje, 1844, Zootaxa, 4019 (1): 604-620. LIRS catalog number 1928.