Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps


Compiler and date details

2012 - Tim O'Hara, Museum Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

2001 - Tim O'Hara, Museum Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

1995 - F.W.E. Rowe & J. Gates, Australian Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


The Chiridotidae are a cosmopolitan family of eight genera, including six from Australian waters. Seventeen species are recorded in the Australian fauna.

Chiridotids are similar to Synaptidae in the order Apodida, but are distinguished by the following combination of character states: body smooth or warty; ossicles comprise wheels with six spokes and curved or sigmoid rods, ossicles sometimes absent.


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