Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps


Compiler and date details

2012 - Tim O'Hara, Museum Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

2001 - Tim O'Hara, Museum Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

1995 - F.W.E. Rowe & J. Gates, Australian Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


The family Thalassometridae is widespread throughout the Pacific, Atlantic and Southern oceans. It includes 14 genera, seven of which are recorded in Australian waters, represented by eight species.

This family is similar to the comatulid families Ptilometridae and Asterometridae but is distinguished by the following character states: P1 longer and stouter than P2 and cirri never longer than the arms.


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)
15-Sep-2023 11-Dec-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)