species: Oceanapia sagittaria in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Oceanapia sagittaria

©Barbara Banks: Oceanapia sagittaria at Eyrie Reef near Lizard Island.

©Barbara Banks: Oceanapia sagittaria at Lizard Island.

©Barbara Banks: Oceanapia sagittaria at Clam Garden, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Porifera
Class Demospongiae
Order Haplosclerida
Family Phloeodictyidae
Genus Oceanapia
Species Oceanapia sagittaria



Distinguishing features

This burrowing sponge has a tubular body that is mostly buried in sediment. The soft red "head" is unmistakeable.  


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Rarely seen

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