Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Aspidosiphon (Paraspidosiphon) steenstrupii (Diesing, 1859)





Extra Distribution Information

Common throughout the western and northern Indian Ocean, western Pacific Ocean; also recorded from the Caribbean Sea and eastern Atlantic Ocean.

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)


Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Afrotropical Region

  • Mauritius

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • 200 m bathymetric: Great Barrier Reef

Neotropical Region

  • Brazil
  • Cuba

Oriental Region

  • Laccadive (= Cannanore) Islands
  • Philippines

Palaearctic Region

  • Japan

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, rock reef, subtidal.


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)
10-Jul-2023 10-Jul-2023 MOVED
12-Feb-2010 (import)