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 Cucumariidae are a large cosmopolitan family of some 58 genera. Twenty-five genera are recorded in the Australian fauna, represented by 54 species.

This family, in the order Dendrochirotida, is distinguished from others by the following combination of character states: tentacles 10–30; calcareous ring simple, more or less ribbon like, or at least without posterior prolongations on the radial plates; and ossicles diverse, including perforated plates, tables, nodular plates, baskets.


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