Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps


Compiler and date details

2012 - Tim O'Hara, Museum Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

2001 - Tim O'Hara, Museum Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

1995 - F.W.E. Rowe & J. Gates, Australian Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


The Amphiuridae are a large cosmopolitan family containing 34 genera and 467 species. Ten genera and 66 species are recorded in the Australian fauna.

Amphiurids are distinguished from other families in the Ophiurida by the following combination of character states: disc covered by fine imbricating scales with or without minute spines; arms inserted ventrally in disc; arm spines conical and stout, usually not depressed; pair of infradental papillae present below the lowest tooth at apex of each jaw; lowest tooth usually wide and square; oral papillae few (oneā€“four) on each oral plate.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
15-Sep-2023 22-Jul-2013 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)