Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Breynia australasiae (Leach, 1815)




Extra Distribution Information

Torres Strait, Cape York to Hervey Bay Qld., Shallow waters. Unreliable records from Port Jackson and Vic, SA and WA probably refer to Breynia desorii Gray, 1851 with which this species is often confused.

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)


Timor Transition (1), Tasmania Province (10), Southeast Transition (11), Central Eastern Province (12), Tasman Basin Province (13), Central Eastern Transition (15), Kenn Transition (16), Kenn Province (17), Northeast Province (18), Northeast Transition (19), Cape Province (20), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • 200 m bathymetric: Great Barrier Reef, N coast, NE coast
    • 200 mile fishing zone: NE oceanic, SE oceanic

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, deposit feeder, inshore, tropical.


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 11-May-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)