WoRMS taxon details

Suberites ficus (Johnston, 1842)

134285  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:134285)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
(ofHalichondria ficus Johnston, 1842) Johnston, G. 1842. A History of British Sponges and Lithophytes.(W.H. Lizars: Edinburgh): i-xii, 1-264, pls I-XXV.
page(s): 144-146 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Lectotype  BMNH 1847.9.7.51, geounit North Sea...  
Lectotype [from synonym] BMNH 1847.9.7.51, geounit North Sea (Scarborough, deep water) [view taxon]
Taxonomy This is not Alcyonium ficus sensu Pallas, 1766 or Esper, 1794, as expressly stated by Johnston (1842: 144).  
Taxonomy This is not Alcyonium ficus sensu Pallas, 1766 or Esper, 1794, as expressly stated by Johnston (1842: 144). [details]
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.; Ríos, P.; Downey, R. (2018). World Porifera database. Suberites ficus (Johnston, 1842). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=134285 on 2018-09-24
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2005-09-09 16:45:37Z
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original description  (ofHalichondria ficus Johnston, 1842) Johnston, G. 1842. A History of British Sponges and Lithophytes.(W.H. Lizars: Edinburgh): i-xii, 1-264, pls I-XXV.
page(s): 144-146 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofHalichondria farinaria Bowerbank, 1866) Bowerbank, J.S. (1866). A Monograph of the British Spongiadae. Volume 2. (Ray Society: London): i-xx, 1-388. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 269-271 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record Van Soest, R.W.M. (2002). Family Suberitidae. In: Hooper, J.N.A & Van Soest, R.W.M. (eds). Systema Porifera, a guide to the classification of the sponges. 1 Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York: 1-1708.  [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Ackers, R.G.; Moss, D.; Picton, B.E. (1992). Sponges of the British Isles (‘Sponges V’). A Colour Guide and Working Document. Marine Conservation Society. 1-175.
page(s): 60-61 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Hanitsch, R. (1890). Third Report on the Porifera of the L.M.B.C.District. Proceedings and Transactions of the Liverpool Biological Society. 4: 192-238, pls X-XV.
page(s): 216 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Hiscock, K.; Stone, S.M.K.; George, J.D. (1984). The marine fauna of Lundy. Porifera (sponges): a preliminary study. Report Lundy Field Society. 34: 16-35.
page(s): 20-21 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Topsent, E. (1891). Voyage de la Goëlette ‘Melita’ aux Canaries et au Sénégal, 1889-1890. Spongiaires. Mémoires de la Société Zoologique de France. 4: 11-15, pl. II.
page(s): 14-15 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Van Soest, R.W.M. (1993). Affinities of the Marine Demospongiae Fauna of the Cape Verde Islands and Tropical West Africa. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg. 159: 205-219. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Van Soest, R.W.M. (1993). Distribution of sponges on the Mauritanian continental shelf. In:Wolff,W.J., van der Land, J., Nienhuis,P.H. & de Wilde, P.A.W.J. (Eds), Ecological Studies in the Coastal Waters of Mauritania. Hydrobiologia. 258: 95-106. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Voultsiadou-Koukoura, E.; Van Soest, R.W.M. (1993). Suberitidae (Demospongiae, Hadromerida) from the North Aegean Sea. Beaufortia. 43 (11): 176-186. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 179 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source Kelly, M.; Edwards, A.R.; Wilkinson, M.R.; Alvarez, B.; Cook, S. de C.; Bergquist, P.R.; Buckeridge, St J.; Campbell, H.J.; Reiswig, H.M.; Valentine, C.; Vacelet, J. (2009). Phylum Porifera: sponges. in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 23-46. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Topsent, E. (1891). Spongaires des côtes océaniques de France. Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France. 6: 125-129.
page(s): 127 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Hanitsch, R. (1891). Notes on some sponges collected by Professor Herdman off the west coast of Ireland from the 'Argo'. Transactions of the Biological Society of Liverpool. 5: 213-222.
page(s): 219 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Stone, S.M.: Boardley. E.; Gill, M. (1987). Field characteristics of some conspicuous sublittoral sponges from Roaringwater Bay, County Cork, Ireland. In: Jones WC (ed) European contributions to the taxonomy of sponges. Publications of the Sherkin Island Marine Station. 1: 130-140. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Cuénot, L. 1936. Commensalisme des pontes de Céphalopodes avec des éponges et des cnidaires. Mémoires du Musée Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique (2) 3: 37-40. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Trott, T. J. (2004). Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist. 11, 261-324., available online at http://www.gulfofmaine.org/kb/files/9793/TROTT-Cobscook%20List.pdf [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Uriz, M.J. (1983). Monografía I. Contribución a la fauna de esponjas (Demospongia) de Cataluña. Anales de la Sección Ciencias del Colegio Universitario de Gerona. 7: 1-220.
page(s): 80-92 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

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: 85-103. (look up in IMIS[details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Brunel, P.; Bosse, L.; Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

redescription Samaai, T.; Maduray, S.; Janson, L.; Gibbons, M.J.; Ngwakum, B.; Teske, P.R. (2017). A new species of habitat–forming Suberites (Porifera, Demospongiae, Suberitida) in the Benguela upwelling region (South Africa). Zootaxa. 4254 (1): 49–81., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4254.1.3
page(s): 69 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

misapplication Samaai, T.; Gibbons, M.J. (2005). Demospongiae taxonomy and biodiversity of the Benguela region on the west coast of South Africa. African Natural History. 1: 1-96.
page(s): 28; note: This record concerns Suberites dandelenae Samaai & Maduray, 2017. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

misapplication Uriz, M.J. (1988). Deep-water sponges from the continental shelf and slope off Namibia (Southwest Africa): Classses Hexactinellida and Demospongia. Monografías de Zoología Marina. 3: 9-157.
page(s): 37 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Lectotype [from synonym] BMNH 1847.9.7.51, geounit North Sea (Scarborough, deep water) [view taxon]
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Original description Johnston's Halichondria ficus is the first recognizable description and depiction of the sponge generally considered as Suberites ficus in the recent literature. [details]

Taxonomy This is not Alcyonium ficus sensu Pallas, 1766 or Esper, 1794, as expressly stated by Johnston (1842: 144). [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch vijgspons  [details]
English orange fig horny spongefig sponge  [details]
French éponge figuier  [details]
German Feigenschwamm  [details]
Japanese ツミイレカイメン  [details]