Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Compiler and date details

2012 - Tim O'Hara, Museum Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

2001 - Tim O'Hara, Museum Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

1995 - F.W.E. Rowe & J. Gates, Australian Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


The family Ophiocomidae is circum-tropical. Eight genera are known, including 78 species.

This family is distinguished from other ophiurid families by the following combination of character states: arms stout, widest at some distance from base; arm spines long, not adpressed; teeth stout, quadrangular; oral papillae border each jaw; dental papillae in clump at apex of each jaw.


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 22-Jul-2013 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)