Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps


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 Ophiomyxidae is widespread throughout the Indo-west Pacific region. Twenty-nine genera are known including 88 species.

The family Ophiomyxidae is distinguished from others in the order Ophiurida by the following combination of character states: disc and arms covered by thick, soft skin overlying plates and scales; dorsal arm plates rudimentary and often fragmented.


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)