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 Echinometridae is known from 12 extant genera from circum-tropical waters. Five genera are represented in the Australian fauna by eight species.

Echinometridae are distinguished from other echinoid families by the following combination of character states: test circular or ovate; periproct with multiple plates; blade of globiferous pedicellariae with unpaired lateral tooth, 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)