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


Two extant genera in the Saleniidae are recorded worldwide in tropical and subtropical waters. One species is now recorded in Australian waters.

The Saleniidae, which share the stirodont lantern form with the Acrosaleniidae, the only other family in the order Salenioida, are distinguished by the following combination of characters: primary tubercles imperforate and crenulate; primary spines long and slender, spinulose; sphaeridia present; tridentate, triphyllous and ophicephalous pedicellariae present; test diameter small (‹15 mm h.d., exceptionally to 45 mm).


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