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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, locality North Sea...  
Lectotype [from synonym] BMNH 1847.9.7.51, locality 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 2018-06-21
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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 (in 2 volumes). Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York: 1-1708, i-xlviii. [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 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 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 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 

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] 

basis of record  (ofHalichondria ficus Johnston, 1842) 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 (in 2 volumes). Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York: 1-1708, i-xlviii. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source  (ofHalichondria farinaria Bowerbank, 1866) Bowerbank, J.S. (1874). A Monograph of the British Spongiadae. Volume 3. (Ray Society: London): i-xvii, 1-367, pls I-XCII. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 177, Pl. LXX 5-8 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record  (ofFiculina ficus (Johnston, 1842)) 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 (in 2 volumes). Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York: 1-1708, i-xlviii. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source  (ofFiculina ficus (Johnston, 1842)) Borojevic, R.; Cabioch, L.; Lévi, C. (1968). Inventaire de la faune marine de Roscoff. Spongiaires. Cahiers de Biologie Marine. 9 (1): 1-44., available online at http://www.sb-roscoff.fr/images/stories/sbr/observation/documents/spongiaires.pdf
page(s): 8 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source  (ofFiculina ficus (Johnston, 1842)) Ferrer Hernández, F. (1914). Esponjas del Cantábrico. Parte 2. III. Myxospongida. IV. Tetraxonida. V. Triaxonida. Trabajos del Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (Zoológica). 17: 1-46.
page(s): 17-18 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source  (ofFiculina ficus (Johnston, 1842)) Lendenfeld, R. von. (1898). Die Clavulina der Adria. Nova acta Academiae Caesareae Leopoldino Carolinae germanicae naturaecuriosorum. 69: 1-251, pls I-XII.
page(s): 94-98; pl III fig 26-27 & 30; pl VI fig 52; pl VII fig 77; pl XI fig 189-191 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source  (ofFiculina ficus (Johnston, 1842)) Lévi, C. (1952). Spongiaires de la côte du Sénégal. Bulletin de l’Institut français d’Afrique noire (A. Sciences naturelles). 14 (1): 34-59.
page(s): 44 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source  (ofFiculina ficus (Johnston, 1842)) Stephens, J. 1915a. Sponges of the Coasts of Ireland. I.- The Triaxonia and part of the Tetraxonida. Fisheries, Ireland Scientific Investigations1914(4): 1-43, pls I-V.
page(s): 35-36 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source  (ofFiculina ficus (Johnston, 1842)) Topsent, E. (1913). Spongiaires provenant des campagnes scientifiques de la ‘Princesse Alice’ dans les Mers du Nord (1898-1899 - 1906-1907). Résultats des campagnes scientifiques accomplies par le Prince Albert I de Monaco. 45: 1-67, pls I-V.
page(s): 25 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source  (ofFiculina ficus (Johnston, 1842)) Topsent, E. (1928). Spongiaires de l’Atlantique et de la Méditerranée provenant des croisières du Prince Albert ler de Monaco. Résultats des campagnes scientifiques accomplies par le Prince Albert I. Monaco. 74:1-376, pls I-XI.
page(s): 156 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source  (ofFiculina ficus (Johnston, 1842)) Topsent, E. (1934). Eponges observées dans les parages de Monaco. (Première partie). Bulletin de l’Institut océanographique, Monaco. 650: 1-42.
page(s): 16 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

misapplication  (ofFiculina ficus (Johnston, 1842)) Uriz, M.J. (1987). Sponges from the south-west of Africa: description of species. In: Jones WC (ed) European contributions to the taxonomy of sponges. Publications of the Sherkin Island Marine Station. 1, 54-73.
page(s): 58 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source  (ofFiculina ficus (Johnston, 1842)) Ferrer Hernández, F. (1912). Notas sobre algunas esponjas de Santander. Boletín de la Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural de Madrid. 12: 573-588.
page(s): 587 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source  (ofFiculina ficus (Johnston, 1842)) 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  (ofFiculina ficus (Johnston, 1842)) Stephens, J. 1917. Report on the sponges collected off the coasts of Ireland by the dredging expeditions of the Royal Irish Academy and the Royal Dublin Society. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 34 (B): 1-16.
page(s): 5 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source  (ofFiculina ficus (Johnston, 1842)) Topaloğlu, B. (2001). Sponge fauna in the littoral zone of the Marmara Sea. Rapports et Procès Verbaux des Réunions de la Commission Internationale pour l'Exploration de la Mer Méditerranée,. 36, 421.
page(s): 421 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source  (ofFiculina ficus (Johnston, 1842)) Solórzano, M.R. (1990). Poríferos del litoral gallego: estudio faunístico, distribución e inventario. Phd Thesis Unversidad de Santiago de Compostela. 1036 pp.
page(s): 349-354; Lám. 24-25 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofHymeniacidon ficus (Johnston, 1842)) 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): 206-208 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source  (ofHymeniacidon ficus (Johnston, 1842)) Bowerbank, J.S. (1874). A Monograph of the British Spongiadae. Volume 3. (Ray Society: London): i-xvii, 1-367, pls I-XCII. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 91-92, Pl. XXXVI 10-17 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

new combination reference  (ofHymeniacidon ficus (Johnston, 1842)) Norman, A.M. 1869a. Notes on a few Hebridean Sponges, and on a new Desmacidon from Jersey. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (4)3(16): 296-299.
page(s): 297 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

new combination reference  (ofChoanites ficus (Johnston, 1842)) Alander, H. (1942). Sponges from the Swedish west-coast and adjacent waters. Ph.D. Thesis. (University of Lund, H. Struves: Gøteborg). Pp. 1-95, 15 pls.
page(s): 78-79 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
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Lectotype [from synonym] BMNH 1847.9.7.51, locality 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]