Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Galeolaria hystrix Mörch, 1863

Compiler and date details

Jan 2011 - P. Hutchings & M. Yerman, Australian Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia



New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia

Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • 200 m bathymetric: Lower E coast, Lower W coast, S Gulfs coast
  • New Zealand
    • North Island
    • South Island

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, sublittoral.

Extra Ecological Information

Usually occurs as scattered individuals under rocks below low tide level, and often on kelp holdfasts.



Galeolaria hystrix.
—Ehlers, E. 1907. Neuseeländische Anneliden. II. Abhandlungen der Königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen. Mathematisch-Physikalische Klasse. Neue Folge 5: 1–31 [29].
—Augener, H. 1914. Polychaeta II. Sedentaria. pp. 1–172 in Michaelsen, W. & Hartmeyer, R. (eds). Die Fauna Südwest-Australiens. Jena : Fischer Vol. 5 [147].
—Fauvel, P. 1917. Annélides polychètes de l'Australie meridionale. Archives de Zoologie Expérimentale et Générale 56: 159–278 [269–270 , fig. 29].
—Dew, B. 1959. Serpulidae (Polychaeta) from Australia. Records of the Australian Museum 25: 19–56 [37–39, fig. 12].
—Straughan, D. 1967. Marine Serpulidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) of eastern Queensland and New South Wales. Australian Journal of Zoology 15: 201–261 [237].
—Hartmann-Schröder, G. 1982. Teil 8. Die Polychaeten der subtropisch-antiborealen Westküste Australiens (zwischen Cervantes im Norden und Cape Naturaliste im Süden). In Hartmann-Schröder, G. & Hartmann, G. Zur Kenntnis des Eulitorals der australischen Küsten unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Polychaeta. Mitteilungen aus dem Hamburgischen Zoologischen Museum und Institut. 51–118 pp. [94].

Vermilia rosea.
—Haswell, W.A. 1884. The marine annelids of the order Serpulea. Some observations on their anatomy, with the characteristics of the Australian species. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 9: 649–675 [667, pl. 32].


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)
17-Oct-2023 15-Feb-2011 MODIFIED
17-Oct-2023 03-Nov-2010 MODIFIED
17-Oct-2023 09-Aug-2010 MOVED
12-Feb-2010 (import)