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 family Echinidae is cosmopolitan, and includes 10 extant genera. Only two of the genera and two species are recorded in Australian waters.

Echinids are distinguished in the order Camarodonta by the following combination of character states: globiferous pedicellariae with one or more lateral teeth on each side of blade; ambulacral plates compounded, test not sculptured; ephiphyses meet in a suture over a deep foramen magnum in each pyramid forming a bridge; teeth keeled (lantern camarodont-type).


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)