species: Breviturma dentata in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Breviturma dentata

©Anne Hoggett: Breviturma dentata found under rubble on sand at low tide on the reef flat; Eyrie Reef near Lizard Island. Disc diameter about 2.5 cm (individual 2).

©Anne Hoggett: Breviturma dentata at Eyrie Reef near Lizard Island (individual 2).

©Anne Hoggett: Oral surface of Breviturma dentata at Eyrie Reef (individual 2). Enlarge to see the granules that cover the entire ventral disc surface. The pink colour visible through the skin indicates eggs of a ripe female.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Ophiuroidea
Order Ophiurida
Family Ophiocomidae
Genus Breviturma
Species Breviturma dentata



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

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Clark, A.M. and F.W.E. Rowe (1971). Monograph of shallow-water Indo-west Pacific echinoderms British Museum (Natural History), London.
  • Stohr, S., E. Boissin and T.B. Hoareau (2013). Taxonomic revision and phylogeny of the Ophiocoma brevipes group (Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea), with description of a new subgenus (Breviturma) and a new species. European Journal of Taxonomy, 68: 1-26. LIRS catalog number 90298.