Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Ataxocerithium serotinum (Adams, 1855)

Little Sponge Creeper, Square-mouthed Creeper




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

Extra Distribution Information

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Lord Howe Province (14), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Great Australian Bight Shelf Transition (32), Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition (34), Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Tasmanian Shelf Province (36), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Carnivorous, marine, subtidal.

Extra Ecological Information

Living on sponges below tide level; living on "orange finger sponges", "red sponges" and "white sponges"


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)
01-Jun-2021 TRIPHOROIDEA 26-Nov-2013 MODIFIED Mr Des Beechey (AM) Ms Anouk Mututantri (AM)
26-Nov-2013 MODIFIED