Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Janua pagenstecheri (Quatrefages, 1865)

Compiler and date details

Jan 2011 - P. Hutchings & M. Yerman, Australian Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia



New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania

Extra Distribution Information

Widespread in warm and temperate waters, probably as a result of transport by shipping from a centre in Western Europe.

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)


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)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Afrotropical Region

  • Cape Verde Islands
  • Gambia
  • Senegal

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • 200 m bathymetric: Bass Strait, Central E coast, Lower E coast, S Gulfs coast, Tas. Coast
  • Hawaii
  • New Zealand
    • North Island

Nearctic Region

  • Canada
    • British Columbia
  • Mexico

Neotropical Region

  • Brazil
  • Easter Islands
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Mexico

Oriental Region

  • Sri Lanka

Palaearctic Region

  • Canary Islands
  • France

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, sublittoral.



Spirorbis pagenstecheri.
—Claparède, E. 1870. Les Annélides Chétopodes du Golfe de Naples. Second partie. Mémoires de la Société de Physique et d'Histoire Naturelle de Genève 20(1): 1–225 [183].

Janua (Janua) pagenstecheri.
—Knight-Jones, E.W., Knight-Jones, P. & Llewellyn, L.C. 1974. Spirorbinae (Polychaeta: Serpulidae) from southeastern Australia: Notes on their taxonomy, ecology and distribution. Records of the Australian Museum 29: 107–151 [130–132, fig. 10].
—Vine, P.J. 1977. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Spirorbinae (Polychaeta: Serpulidae). New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 68: 1–68 [52, figs 25c, 31, 32a].


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)
17-Oct-2023 15-Feb-2011 MODIFIED
17-Oct-2023 03-Nov-2010 MODIFIED
17-Oct-2023 09-Aug-2010 MOVED
12-Feb-2010 (import)