Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Hydroides albiceps (Grube, 1870)

Compiler and date details

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




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Red Sea.

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)


Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • 200 m bathymetric: Central E coast, Great Barrier Reef, NE coast
  • Palau
  • Solomon Islands
  • Western Samoa

Neotropical Region

  • Panama

Oriental Region

  • India
  • Indonesia
    • Java
  • Sri Lanka

Palaearctic Region

  • Japan

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, intertidal, sublittoral.

Extra Ecological Information

More common on shores of mainland than on reef proper, intertidal down to 180 m depth.



Eupomatus albiceps.
—Hartman, O. 1954. Marine annelids from the northern Marshall islands. Bulletin of the United States Geological Survey 260: 615–644 [641].
—Reish, D.J. 1968. Polychaetous annelids of the Marshall Islands. Pacific Science 22(2): 208–231 [228].

Hydroides albiceps.
—Pillai, T.G. 1960. Some marine and brackish-water serpulid polychaetes from Ceylon, including new genera and species. Ceylon Journal of Science 3: 1–40 [12, fig. 4].
—Pillai, T.G. 1971. Studies on a collection of marine and brackish-water polychaete annelids of the family Serpulidae from Ceylon. Ceylon Journal of Science, Biological Sciences 9: 88–130 [112–113].
—Straughan, D. 1967. Marine Serpulidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) of eastern Queensland and New South Wales. Australian Journal of Zoology 15: 201–261 [220, fig. 6].
—Zibrowius, H. 1971. Les espèces mediterraéennes du genre Hydroides (Polychaeta Serpulidae). Remarques sur le prétendu polymorphisme de Hydroides uncinata. Tethys 2: 691–745 [714].
—Imajima, M. 1976. Serpulid polychaetes from Tanega-shima, southwest Japan. Memoirs of the National Science Museum (Tokyo) 9: 123–143 [133–135, fig. 8].
—Imajima, M. 1976. Serpulinae (Annelida, Polychaeta) from Japan. I. The Genus Hydroides. Bulletin of the National Science Museum, Tokyo A, Zool. 2(4): 229–248 [234–235].
—Imajima, M 1978. Serpulidae (Annelida, Polychaeta) collected around Nii-jima and O-shima, Izu Island. Memoirs of the National Science Museum (Tokyo) 11: 49–72 [53–54].
—Imajima, M. 1979. Serpulidae (Annelida, Polychaeta) collected around Cape Shionomisaki, Kii Peninsula. Memoirs of the National Science Museum (Tokyo) 12: 160–183 [168].
—Imajima, M. 1982. Serpulinae (Polychaetous Annelids) from the Palau and Yap Islands, Micronesia. Proceedings of the Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology 23: 37–55 [44].
—Imajima, M. & ten Hove, H.A. 1984. Serpulinae (Annelida, Polychaeta) from Truk, Ponape and Majuro Islands, with some other new Indo-Pacific records. Proceedings of the Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology 27: 35–66 [43–44].
—Imajima, M. & ten Hove, H.A. 1986. Serpulinae (Annelida, Polychaeta) from Nauru, the Gilbert Islands (Kiribati) and the Solomon Islands. Proceedings of the Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology 32: 1–16 [5].


as Hydroides minax.
—Gibbs, P.E. 1971. The Polychaete fauna of the Solomon Islands. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) (Zoology) 21(5): 101–211.


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)
22-Feb-2022 Hydroides Gunnerus, 1768 13-Jan-2017 MODIFIED
22-Feb-2022 SERPULIDAE 09-Sep-2015 MODIFIED
22-Feb-2022 SERPULIDAE 10-Jul-2014 MODIFIED
22-Feb-2022 15-Feb-2011 MODIFIED
22-Feb-2022 03-Nov-2010 MODIFIED
22-Feb-2022 09-Aug-2010 MOVED
12-Feb-2010 (import)