Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Amphictene favona Hutchings & Peart, 2002




Queensland, Western Australia

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)


Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • 200 m bathymetric: Great Barrier Reef, Lower W coast, NE coast, NW coast

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, intertidal, sublittoral (host(s): Astropecten granulatus Müller & Troschel, 1842 [ASTROPECTINIDAE]).

Extra Ecological Information

Down to 64m depth.



Amphictene crassa
—Hartman, O. 1966. New records of some little known Australian polychaetous annelids. Records of the Australian Museum 26: 361–365 [363–364]
—not Grube, A.-E. 1870. Beschreibungen neuer order weniger bekannter von Hrn. Ehrenberg gesammelter Anneliden des rothen Meeres. Monatsberichte der Königlichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1870: 484–521


Amphictene favona Hutchings, P. & Peart, R. 2002. A Review of the Genera of Pectinariidae (Polychaeta) Together with a Description of the Australian Fauna. Records of the Australian Museum 54: 99–127 [102–105, figs 2A–B, 3A–C, 4A–B, 5A–B, 6]


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)
22-Feb-2022 POLYCHAETA Claparède, 1864 07-Aug-2023 MODIFIED
05-Aug-2020 PECTINARIIDAE 07-Aug-2023 MODIFIED
22-Feb-2022 TEREBELLIDA 07-Aug-2023 MODIFIED
22-Feb-2022 07-Aug-2023 MODIFIED
07-Aug-2023 MODIFIED