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 family Zoroasteridae is known from tropical Indo-Pacific waters. Three of the seven known genera are recorded in Australian waters, represented by four species.

Zoroasterids are distinguished within the order Forcipulatida by the following combination of character states: arms five; disc small, with enlarged disc plates; arms normally long, subcylindrical, with ossicles in longitudinal and transverse series; alternate carinate and non-carinate adambulacral plates; superambulacral plates present; straight pedicellariae only.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
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15-Sep-2023 04-Dec-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)