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 Solasteridae are cosmopolitan and include nine genera. Three of these are recorded in Australian waters, each from one species.

Solasterids are distinguished within the order Velatida by the following combination of character states: disc rather large, arms long, five to many; aboral skeleton normally open and irregularly reticulate, with paxillate plates; actinal intermediate plates present; single or double row of marginal paxillae; supradorsal membrane 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)
12-Feb-2012 12-Feb-2012 MOVED
12-Feb-2010 (import)