Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps


Compiler and date details

July 2012 - Tim O’Hara, Museum Victoria

F.W.E. Rowe & J. Gates, Australian Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (1995) Updated (2001) by Tim O'Hara, Museum Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia


The cosmopolitan family Benthopectinidae comprises eight genera. Two of these are recorded in Australian waters, represented by seven species.

This family, the sole family in the order Notomyotida, is distinguished from other asteroids by the following combination of character states: disc small, arms long and slender; tube feet terminate in a disc; and infero- and supero-marginal plates alternate in position, not opposite, papulae confined to base of ray.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
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15-Sep-2023 04-Dec-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)