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


Although 19 genera are known in the cosmopolitan family Brisingidae, only a single genus and two species are recorded in Australian waters.

Brisingidae are one of two families in the order Brisingida and are distinguished from the second family by the following combination of character states: arms many, sharply constricted at junction with the very small disc; madreporite large to medium sized; bare interradial plates absent on disc; abactinal arm plates forming costae, proximal adambulacral plates united interradially.


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)
15-Sep-2023 04-Dec-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)