Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Aulactinia veratra (Drayton in Dana, 1846)

Generic Combinations




New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Western Australia

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Southwest Shelf Province (31), Tasmanian Shelf Province (36), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39)

Ecological Descriptors




Column up to 60mm (expanded), dark green to deep brown. Column provided with closely set, longitudinal rows of prominent verrucae; larger in lower part of column, smaller yet more complex verrucae in upper part of column. Flat oral disc same colour as column, to 40mm diameter. Tentacles, up to 152, tapered, brown, brownish red or brownish green, hexamerously arranged. Inner tentacles 20 mm, outer up to 30 mm long, may coil at ends. Two well developed siphonoglyphs. Numerous pairs of perfect mesenteries, including directives, all or almost all mesenteries fertile. Retractors band-like, but flat. Pedal disc diameter to 45 mm (expanded).


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)
05-Aug-2022 NYNANTHEAE Carlgren, 1899 13-Aug-2013 MOVED Dr Bronwen Scott
05-Aug-2022 28-Feb-2011 MODIFIED
05-Aug-2022 09-Nov-2010 MOVED
05-Aug-2022 09-Nov-2010 MOVED
05-Aug-2022 09-Nov-2010 MOVED
05-Aug-2022 28-Jul-2010 MODIFIED
13-Jul-2010 MODIFIED