Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Genus Hamigera Gray, 1867




New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania

Extra Distribution Information

New Zealand and Mediterranean Sea.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Tasmanian Shelf Province (36), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Distribution References


Encrusting to massive sponges; oscules slightly elevated, rounded, pores in characteristic and conspicuous areolate porefields; ectosomal diactinal spicules form fans around areolae; choanosomal skeleton composed of plumose tracts of smooth strongyles or strongylote tornotes, which may be mixed with smooth styles or subtylostyles, with echinating smooth styles or subtylostyles; microscleres are arcuate isochelae. Half a dozen species.


ID Keys

See Family Hymedesmiidae Diagnosis.


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)
29-Mar-2018 15-Dec-2011 MOVED
29-Mar-2018 13-Apr-2011 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)