Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps


Compiler and date details

July 2012 - Tim O’Hara, Museum Victoria

F.W.E. Rowe & J. Gates, Australian Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (1995) Updated (2001) by Tim O'Hara, Museum Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia


Luidiidae are a small family with only a single genus, recognised from tropical and subtropical seas. Eight species are recorded in Australian waters.

Luidiids are distinguished from other families within the order Paxillosida by the following combination of character states: arms five to many, tube feet tapered to round or knob-like tip, ampullae double; superambulacrals present; aboral surface covered with paxillae; edge of body defined by large infero-marginal plates, supero-marginal plates indistinguishable from paxillae.


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 04-Dec-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)