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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSuberites ficus (Johnston, 1842) 
AphiaID: 134285

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorifera (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDemospongiae (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHadromerida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSuberitidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSuberites (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSuberites ficus (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSuberites Nardo, 1833
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlcyonium ficus sensu Pallas, 1766 (genus transfer)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlcyonium ficus sensu Linnaeus, 1767 (misapplied name)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChoanites ficus (Johnston, 1842) (genus transfer)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFiculina ficus (Johnston, 1842) (genus transfer)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalichondria farinaria Bowerbank, 1866 · accepted, alternate representation (genus transfer and junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalichondria ficus Johnston, 1842 · accepted, alternate representation (genus transfer)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHymeniacidon ficus (sensu Linnaeus, 1767) (genus transfer)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSuberites domuncula var. ficus (Johnston, 1842) (status change)
Sources  original description Johnston, G. 1842. A History of British Sponges and Lithophytes.(W.H. Lizars: Edinburgh): i-xii, 1-264, pls I-XXV. [details] [full text]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorvijgspons  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorfig sponge  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFeigenschwamm  [details]
Direct child
taxa (3)

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Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSuberites ficus luridus Solé-Cava & Thorpe, 1986 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSuberites luridus Solé-Cava & Thorpe, 1986
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSuberites ficus pagurorum Solé-Cava & Thorpe, 1986 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSuberites pagurorum Solé-Cava & Thorpe, 1986
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSuberites ficus rubrus Solé-Cava & Thorpe, 1986 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSuberites rubrus Sole-Cava & Thorpe, 1986
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality United Kingdom [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
From editor or global species database
France
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux [details]
Mediterranean Sea
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean Sea [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Monaco
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonaco [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Namibia
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNamibia (inaccurate[details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Atlantic [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSenegalese Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
South Africa
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) (inaccurate[details]
Spain
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Coast of Spain [details]
United Kingdom
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom [details]
(no group)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAdriatic Sea [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAegean Sea [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAzores Canaries Madeira [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCeltic Seas [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEurope [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone (inaccurate[details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Sea [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNortheast Atlantic Ocean (40W) [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSouth European Atlantic Shelf [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorWestern Mediterranean [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
From regional or thematic species database
Cape Verde
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorCape Verde [details]
Mediterranean Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMediterranean Sea [details]
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorWest Mediterranean [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorBanc d'Arguin [details]
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorNorth Atlantic [details]
North Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorNorth Sea [details]
(no group)
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorNamaqua (inaccurate[details]
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorWest Africa [details]
From other sources
Bay of Fundy
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCobscook Bay [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth East Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Sea [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEncyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMarine Life Information Network - UK 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (2 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (65 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (51 nucleotides; 45 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Porifera Collection 
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Johnston's Halichondria ficus is the first recognizable sponge with the name ficus. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy This is not Alcyonium ficus sensu Esper, 1794. [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet suspension feeding. Captures minute particles of food on their collars and ingesting them. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Range covers both subprovinces of Acadian and Virginian. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPredators generally for group, most predators (crabs and other invertebrates), find sponges distasteful either because of a presumably offensive odor or because of their spicules. Predators do include littorinid snails and nudibranchs. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Asexual reproduction by buds and gemmules and sexual reproduction (internally) by eggs and sperm; free-swimming cilated larvae (in general, most species are believed to be hermaphroditic but may not produce male and female gametes simultaneously). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:134285
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van Soest, Rob
2005-09-09 16:45:37Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2007-09-07 19:12:58Z  changed  van Soest, Rob
  
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  Citation: van Soest, R. (2014). Suberites ficus (Johnston, 1842). In: Van Soest, R.W.M; Boury-Esnault, N.; Hooper, J.N.A.; Rützler, K.; de Voogd, N.J.; Alvarez de Glasby, B.; Hajdu, E.; Pisera, A.B.; Manconi, R.; Schoenberg, C.; Janussen, D.; Tabachnick, K.R., Klautau, M.; Picton, B.; Kelly, M.; Vacelet, J.; Dohrmann, M.; Díaz, M.-C.; Cárdenas, P. (2014) World Porifera database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=134285 on 2014-12-25
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