species: Spio blakei in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Spio blakei

©Alexander Semenov: Spio blakei from Coconut Beach, Lizard Island (lab photo).
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Annelida
Class Polychaeta
Family Spionidae
Genus Spio
Species Spio blakei



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 1.1 cm (Length)



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: The Polychaete Workshop 2013 found moderate numbers of this species intertidally in sand.

Web resources


  • Meißner, K. and M. Götting (2015). Spionidae (Annelida: 'Polychaeta': Canalipalpata) from Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia: the genera Malacoceros, Scolelepis, Spio, Microspio, and Spiophanes, Zootaxa, 4019 (1): 378-413. LIRS catalog number 1923.