Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Heliacus (Heliacus) variegatus (Gmelin, 1791)

Variegated Sundial

Compiler and date details

2011 - Des Beechey & Winston Ponder, Australian Museum, Sydney


Generic Combinations


Miscellaneous Literature Names




New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Tropical and temperate Indo-West Pacific, Red Sea, Philippinesl Bieler, 1993: Distribution map fig. 158, p. 189. 'Continuous range from the African east coast to central Pacific.'.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Lord Howe Province (14), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Carnivorous, coral, intertidal, marine, shallow subtidal.


Common Name References

Coleman, N. 1975. What Shell is That? Sydney : Lansdowne Press 298 pp. [46, pl. 104] (Variegated Sundial)


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)
03-Oct-2018 01-May-2013 MODIFIED
09-Sep-2011 MODIFIED