species: Bispira serrata in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Bispira serrata

©Maria Capa: Radiolar crown with eyes (dark spots) of living specimen of Bispira serrata from Lizard Island (lab photo).

©Eunice Wong: Preserved specimen of Bispira serrata from Lizard Island showing radiolar crown with compound paired eyes (dark spots on radioles), collar and anterior end of body.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Annelida
Class Polychaeta
Order Sabellida
Family Sabellidae
Genus Bispira
Species Bispira serrata

Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 5.5 cm (length)



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Capa, M. and A. Murray (2015). A taxonomic guide to the fanworms (Sabellidae, Annelida) of Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, including new species and new records, Zootaxa, 4019 (1): 098-167. LIRS catalog number 1905.
  • Capa, M. and A. Murray (2016). Combined morphological and molecular data unveils relationships of Pseudobranchiomma (Sabellidae, Annelida) and reveals higher diversity of this intriguing group of fan worms in Australia, including potentially introduced species, ZooKeys, 622: 1-36. LIRS catalog number 2032.