Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps


Compiler and date details

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 Cidaridae are a cosmopolitan family comprising 29 extant genera. Ten of these are recorded in Australian waters, represented by 26 species.

Cidarids, included in the order Cidaroida, are distinguished from other cidaroid families by the following character states: test rigid; pore pairs usually form single, vertical series with adoral pluriseries in some species; test plates not compound.


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)