species: Euretaster insignis in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Euretaster insignis

©Anne Hoggett: Euretaster insignis, diameter about 120 mm, at Watson's Bay, Lizard Island, 17 metres depth

©Anne Hoggett: Oral surface of Euretaster insignis at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Shrimp on Euretaster insignis at Watson's Bay, Lizard Island, depth 17 metres
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Asteroidea
Order Velatida
Family Pterasteridae
Genus Euretaster
Species Euretaster insignis



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

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Uncommon. Adults found only on soft bottoms in water deeper than 15 metres.

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Coleman, N. (2007). Sea Stars: Echinoderms of the Asia/Indo-Pacific Neville Coleman's Underwater Geographic, Springwood, Qld. Australia.
  • Marsh, L.M. and J. Fromont (2020). Field Guide to shallow water seastars of Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth.