Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Genus Polycarpa Heller, 1877




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Subtropical convergence to tropical west Pacific Ocean, Japan, Mediterranean, tropical Atlantic Ocean, northeast Atlantic Ocean.

Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Southeast Transition (11), Central Eastern Province (12), Tasman Basin Province (13), Norfolk Island Province (21), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Great Australian Bight Shelf Transition (32), Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition (34), Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Tasmanian Shelf Province (36), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northwest Province (4), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41), Central Western Transition (5), Central Western Province (6), Southern Province (8)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Afrotropical Region

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • New South Wales: Central E coast, Lower E coast, SE oceanic
    • Norfolk Island
    • Northern Territory: Gulf of Carpentaria, N coast
    • Queensland: Central E coast, Great Barrier Reef, Gulf of Carpentaria, NE coast, SE oceanic
    • South Australia: Bass Strait, Great Australian Bight, S Gulfs coast
    • Tasmania: Bass Strait, Tas. coast
    • Victoria: Bass Strait
    • Western Australia: Central W coast, Lower W coast, N coast, NW coast, SW coast
  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • New Caledonia
  • Palau
  • Solomon Islands

Neotropical Region

Oriental Region

  • China (People's Republic)
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Vietnam

Palaearctic Region

  • Japan

Distribution References

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)
14-Dec-2012 14-Dec-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)