Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Genus Alcyonium Linnaeus, 1758



New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria

Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


Norfolk Island Province (21), Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition (34), Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Australian Antarctic Territory

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • New South Wales: Central E coast
    • Norfolk Island
    • Queensland: Central E coast, NE coast
    • South Australia: S Gulfs coast
    • Tasmania: Bass Strait
    • Victoria: Bass Strait


True species of Alcyonium have only been found in Antarctica and never in the regional seas of the Australian mainland (Alderslade pers. comm. 2008)


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)
05-Aug-2022 OCTOCORALLIA Haeckel, 1866 13-Aug-2013 MOVED Dr Phil Alderslade
05-Aug-2022 24-Nov-2011 MODIFIED
05-Aug-2022 14-Oct-2011 MODIFIED
05-Aug-2022 29-Sep-2010 MODIFIED
11-May-2010 MODIFIED