Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Heterocentrotus mamillatus (Linnaeus, 1758)




Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Cape Jaubert, WA, to Capricorn Group, Qld and from Middleton Reef, Tasman Sea; Indo-Pacific Ocean. Depth range 0-30 m, Upper Pliocene or Pleistocene deposits from Red Sea and ?Pleistocene deposits from Ceram.

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)


Timor Transition (1), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Afrotropical Region

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • 200 m bathymetric: Great Barrier Reef, N coast, NE coast, NW coast

Oriental Region

  • West Pacific Ocean

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, inshore, tropical.


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 ECHINODERMATA 24-Aug-2023 MODIFIED Nish Nizar (NMV)
15-Sep-2023 11-May-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)