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


Only two extant genera are known in the family Echinolampadidae, occurring in circum-tropical waters. One species is recorded in the Australian fauna.

The family is distinguished from other cassiduloid echinoids by the following combination of character states: size medium to large; usually ovoid; petals long, open, usually with unequal poriferous zones, single pores in ambulacral plates beyond petals; periproct inframarginal, bourrelets well developed; phyllodes widened, with few or many pores; narrow, naked, granular zone in interambulacrum 5; buccal pores.


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