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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalichondria sitiens (Schmidt, 1870) 
AphiaID: 134425

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 editorHalichondrida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalichondriidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalichondria (Genus)
Status alternate representation (subgenus assignment)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalichondria (Eumastia) sitiens (Schmidt, 1870)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalichondria Fleming, 1828
Sources  original description Schmidt, O. 1870. Grundzüge einer Spongien-Fauna des atlantischen Gebietes. (Wilhelm Engelmann: Leipzig): iii-iv, 1-88, pls I-VI. [details] [full text]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Arctic Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRussian Exclusive economic Zone [Arctic part] [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Atlantic [details]
North Pacific Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRussian Exclusive economic Zone [Pacific part] [details]
From other sources
Bay of Fundy
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCobscook Bay [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
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 editorHabitat benthic  [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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy used to be called Pellina sitiens as per Linkletter, 1977; known to grow on living bivalves and barnacles [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:134425
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van Soest, Rob
2006-12-22 16:04:03Z  changed  van Soest, Rob
2007-08-27 15:12:00Z  changed  van Soest, Rob
  
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  Citation: van Soest, R. (2014). Halichondria sitiens. 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=134425 on 2014-10-22
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