WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus Vosmaer, 1880

131933  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:131933)

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Genus
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsodictya gracilis Bowerbank, 1866 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus fucorum (Esper, 1794) (type by subsequent designation)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrondstedia Burton, 1929 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCorybas Gray, 1867 (preoccupied)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus americanus (Ridley & Dendy, 1887)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus columnatus (Topsent, 1890)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus dactylus Goodwin, Jones, Neely & Brickle, 2011
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus digitatus (Miklucho-Maclay, 1870)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus fimbriatus Goodwin, Jones, Neely & Brickle, 2016
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus flabellatus Burton, 1932
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus fleecei Goodwin, Jones, Neely & Brickle, 2011
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus fucorum (Esper, 1794)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus glaber (Brøndsted, 1924)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus informis (Stephens, 1915)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus laxus (Lambe, 1893)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus lesliei (Uriz, 1988)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus lobatus (Montagu, 1814)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus munitus Whitelegge, 1907
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus pedicellatus (Lundbeck, 1905)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus rugosus (Thiele, 1905)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus strepsichelifer van Soest, Beglinger & De Voogd, 2012
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus typichela (Lundbeck, 1905)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus unciger (Topsent, 1928)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus utriculus van Soest, Beglinger & De Voogd, 2012

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus annectens Ridley & Dendy, 1886 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaciella annectens (Ridley & Dendy, 1886) (genus transfer)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus apollinis Ridley & Dendy, 1886 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArtemisina apollinis (Ridley & Dendy, 1886) (genus transfer)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus armatus (Bowerbank, 1866) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClathria (Microciona) armata (Bowerbank, 1862) (genus transfer)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus caducum (Schmidt, 1868) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLissodendoryx (Lissodendoryx) caduca (Schmidt, 1868) (genus transfer)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus ceratosus Ridley & Dendy, 1886 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTedaniphorbas ceratosus (Ridley & Dendy, 1886) (genus transfer)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus challengeri Ridley, 1885 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEsperiopsis challengeri (Ridley, 1885) (genus transfer)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus dubius (Bowerbank, 1874) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus fucorum (Esper, 1794) (junior synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus edwardii (Bowerbank, 1866) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus fucorum (Esper, 1794) (junior synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus foliata (Bowerbank, 1874) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClathria (Clathria) barleei (Bowerbank, 1866) (genus transfer & junior synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus gerzensteini Swartschevsky, 1906 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrella gerzensteini (Swartschevsky, 1906) (genus transfer)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus gracilis (Bowerbank, 1866) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus fucorum (Esper, 1794) (junior synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus hispidulus Ridley, 1884 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClathria (Clathria) hispidula (Ridley, 1884) (genus transfer)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus imitatus (Bowerbank, 1874) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus fucorum (Esper, 1794) (junior synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus incrustans (Johnston, 1842) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyxilla (Myxilla) incrustans (Johnston, 1842) (genus transfer)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus laciniosa (Bowerbank in Norman, 1869) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClathria (Clathria) barleei (Bowerbank, 1866) (genus transfer & junior synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus lobata (Montagu, 1814) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus lobatus (Montagu, 1814) (Spelling variation)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus mutilus (Bowerbank, 1874) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClathria (Clathria) barleei (Bowerbank, 1866) (genus transfer and junior synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus osculosus Topsent, 1892 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhorbas osculosus (Topsent, 1892) (genus transfer)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus papillatus Vosmaer, 1880 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEsperiopsis papillata (Vosmaer, 1880) (genus transfer)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus pilosus Ridley & Dendy, 1886 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaciella pilosa (Ridley & Dendy, 1886) (genus transfer)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus strongylatus Alander, 1942 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEsperiopsis strongylatus (Alander, 1942) (genus transfer)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus svarchevskyi Laubenfels, 1936 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClathria (Microciona) armata (Bowerbank, 1862) (genus transfer and junior synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus tibiellifer Ridley, 1884 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaciella tibiellifera (Ridley, 1884) (genus transfer)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphilectus unguiculatus Dendy, 1922 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonanchora unguiculata (Dendy, 1922) (genus transfer)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Vosmaer, G.C.J. 1880. The Sponges of the Leyden Museum. 1. The family of the Desmacidinae. Notes from the Leyden Museum 2: 99-164. [details]  OpenAccess publication 
van Soest, R. (2006). Amphilectus. In: Van Soest, R.W.M; Boury-Esnault, N.; Hooper, J.N.A.; Rützler, K.; de Voogd, N.J.; Alvarez, B.; Hajdu, E.; Pisera, A.B.; Manconi, R.; Schönberg, C.; Klautau, M.; Picton, B.; Kelly, M.; Vacelet, J.; Dohrmann, M.; Díaz, M.-C.; Cárdenas, P.; Carballo, J. L.; Rios, P.; Downey, R. (2017). World Porifera database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=131933 on 2017-12-17

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original description Vosmaer, G.C.J. 1880. The Sponges of the Leyden Museum. 1. The family of the Desmacidinae. Notes from the Leyden Museum 2: 99-164. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrondstedia Burton, 1929) Burton, M. 1929a. Porifera. Part II. Antarctic sponges. British Antarctic (‘Terra Nova’) Expedition, 1910. Natural History Report, London, British Museum (Natural History). Zoology 6(4): 393-458,pls I-V. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCorybas Gray, 1867) Gray, J.E. (1867). Notes on the Arrangement of Sponges, with the Descriptions of some New Genera. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1867(2): 492-558, pls XXVII-XXVIII. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record Van Soest, R.W.M.; Hajdu, E. 2002. Family Esperiopsidae Hentschel, 1923. Pp. 656-664. In Hooper, J. N. A. & Van Soest, R. W. M. (ed.) Systema Porifera. A guide to the classification of sponges. 1 (Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers: New York, Boston, Dordrecht, London, Moscow). [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Van Soest, R.W.M.; Beglinger, E.J.; De Voogd, N.J. (2012). Sponges of the family Esperiopsidae (Demospongiae, Poecilosclerida) from Northwest Africa, with the descriptions of four new species. European Journal of Taxonomy. 18: 1-21. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.). (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Van Soest, R.W.M. 2001. Porifera, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 85-103 (look up in IMIS[details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCorybas Gray, 1867) Van Soest, R.W.M.; Hajdu, E. 2002. Family Esperiopsidae Hentschel, 1923. Pp. 656-664. In Hooper, J. N. A. & Van Soest, R. W. M. (ed.) Systema Porifera. A guide to the classification of sponges. 1 (Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers: New York, Boston, Dordrecht, London, Moscow). [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrondstedia Burton, 1929) Van Soest, R.W.M.; Hajdu, E. 2002. Family Esperiopsidae Hentschel, 1923. Pp. 656-664. In Hooper, J. N. A. & Van Soest, R. W. M. (ed.) Systema Porifera. A guide to the classification of sponges. 1 (Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers: New York, Boston, Dordrecht, London, Moscow). [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClassification Amphilectus is very close to Esperiopsis. Amphilectus was recently re-erected in the Systema Porifera (Van Soest & Hajdu, 2002) inspired by a threatening replacement of Esperiopsis by the older name Amphilectus. The differences were more or less artificially established as presence (Esperiopsis) or absence (Amphilectus) of sigmas and/or other microscleres in addition to the palmate chelae, and independently the size of the megascleres (over 400 microns in length: Esperiopsis, under 400: Amphilectus).
Helmut Lehnert (in litteris) pointed out that several species so far (February 2006) retained in Esperiopsis conform to Amphilectus according to above given differences. Accordingly, we adapted genus names from his suggestions, even though such genus transfer proposals were not officially published. [details]