Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Amplicaria spiculosa (Knight-Jones, 1973)

Compiler and date details

Jan 2011 - P. Hutchings & M. Yerman, Australian Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia



New South Wales, Queensland, South 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)


Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • 200 m bathymetric: Central E coast, Great Barrier Reef, Lower E coast, NE coast, S Gulfs coast
  • New Zealand
    • North Island

Ecological Descriptors

Intertidal, sublittoral.

Extra Ecological Information

Commonly on stones and in pools intertidally.



Amplaria spiculosa.
—Knight-Jones, E.W., Knight-Jones, P. & Llewellyn, L.C. 1974. Spirorbinae (Polychaeta: Serpulidae) from southeastern Australia: Notes on their taxonomy, ecology and distribution. Records of the Australian Museum 29: 107–151 [129].
—Vine, P.J. 1977. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Spirorbinae (Polychaeta: Serpulidae). New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 68: 1–68 [50, figs 29–30].


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)
17-Oct-2023 15-Feb-2011 MODIFIED
17-Oct-2023 03-Nov-2010 MODIFIED
17-Oct-2023 09-Aug-2010 MOVED
12-Feb-2010 (import)