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


The family Porcellanasteridae is recorded from the Atlantic, Indian, Pacific and southern oceans. Eleven genera are known, but only a single genus and species are recorded in Australian waters.

Porcellanasterids are distinguished within the order Paxillosida by the following combination of character states: arms five; marginals very thin, cribriform organs highly developed but (with one exception) present only between some marginals; oral interradial areas without channels.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
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15-Sep-2023 04-Dec-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)