Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps


Compiler and date details

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


Parasaleniids are distributed throughout the Indo-west Pacific region. Only a single extant genus is known. Two species are recorded from Australian waters.

This family is distinguished within the order Camarodonta by the following set of character states: test elliptical at ambitus; periproct with four (three–five) plates; blade of globiferous pedicellariae without lateral teeth, lantern camarodont-type.


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 11-May-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)