Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Genus Ascandra Haeckel, 1872




Extra Distribution Information

NE Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea and Japan, (New Zealand).

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition (34), Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Southeast Shelf Transition (37)

Distribution References


Leucaltidae with single or anastomosed tubes in which the choanoderm forms folds inside the choanocoel, isolating radially arranged shallow cavities or true radial tubes. The choanosomal folds are supported by apical actines of the external tetractines only.


ID Keys

See Order Clathrinida Diagnosis


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)
20-Dec-2011 20-Dec-2011 MOVED
23-Feb-2012 MODIFIED