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Genus Spirula Lamarck, 1801

Compiler and date details

2022 - Updated by ABRS

2012 - Updated by Julian Finn, Museum Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia


Hoffmann et al. (2021) question whether there are more than one extant species in the genus Spirula. Their geometric morphometric data suggest there are two species in the genus however, noting there are conflicting lines of evidence between molecular and morphological analyses, they do not formally describe a new species. Further study is required to confirm the work of Hoffmann et al. (2021)




New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Central Eastern Province (12), Tasman Basin Province (13), Lord Howe Province (14), Central Eastern Transition (15), Kenn Transition (16), Kenn Province (17), Northeast Province (18), Northeast Transition (19), Timor Province (2), Cape Province (20), Norfolk Island Province (21), Cocos (Keeling) Island Province (22), Christmas Island Province (23), Northwest Transition (3), Northwest Province (4), Central Western Transition (5), Central Western Province (6), Southwest Transition (7)

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)
16-Jun-2022 CEPHALOPODA 11-Feb-2023 MODIFIED
12-Nov-2013 SEPIIDA 19-Apr-2012 MODIFIED Dr Julian Finn (NMV)
19-Apr-2012 MODIFIED