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 family Chaetasteridae is tropical to temperate in distribution, with only a single known genus. One species is recorded in Australian waters.

This family is distinguished from others in the order Valvatida by the following combination of character states: arms five, slender, cylindrical; marginals small, with odd interradial marginal in each series; spinelets of paxillae slender and glassy; superambulacral plates present; interbrachial septa calcareous; and ampullae single.


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)