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, NSW, Australia


The family Ophiotrichidae is widely distributed in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Sixteen genera are known with 169 species.

Ophiotrichids are distinguished from other families in the order Ophiurida by the following combination of character states: disc with thorny spines and/or spinelets; arms slender; arm spines thorny, usually slender, not adpressed; teeth stout, quadrangular, spiniform tooth papillae clustered at apex of each jaw; oral papillae absent.


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)