WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLendenfeldia dendyi (Lendenfeld, 1889)

165272  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:165272)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllospongia (Antheroplax) dendyi Lendenfeld, 1889) Lendenfeld, R. Von 1889a. A Monograph of the Horny Sponges.(Trübner and Co.: London): iii-iv, 1-936, pls 1-50., available online at https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=chi.20735531;view=1up;seq=1
page(s): 177 [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Leeuwin  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality contained in Leeuwin [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy There is a problem with this species and with...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy There is a problem with this species and with the type species of Lendenfeldia. Bergquist (1980) erected Lendenfeldia with type species Phyllospongia dendyi var. frondosa Lendenfeld,1889a. The var. frondosa is mentioned as the first variety by Lendenfeld, and since no typical variety is described this should have been named Phyllospongia dendyi var. dendyi according current rules of the ICZN. Bergquist (1980) not only named the var. frondosa as the type of Lendenfeldia but also raised this variety to species level as Lendenfeldia frondosa, an illegal action if the variety frondosa is in fact the typical variety. Hooper and Wiedenmayer (1994) assigned both varieties (P.dendyi var. frondosa and P. dendyi var. digitata) to the synonymy of Lendenfeldia plicata (Esper), which would have made the above considerations largely an academic matter. Unfortunately, Cook & Bergquist (2002) rejected this proposed synonymy and reestablished Lendenfeldia frondosa as a valid species and the type of the genus Lendenfeldia. It is inescapable that Lendenfeldia frondosa cannot be maintained as an available name in the genus Lendenfeldia and will have to be replaced by Lendenfeldia dendyi. [details]
Boury-Esnault, N.; van Soest, R. (2017). Lendenfeldia dendyi. 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=165272 on 2017-12-17

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2005-07-10 18:05:41Z
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2010-05-09 15:03:59Z
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original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllospongia (Antheroplax) dendyi Lendenfeld, 1889) Lendenfeld, R. Von 1889a. A Monograph of the Horny Sponges.(Trübner and Co.: London): iii-iv, 1-936, pls 1-50., available online at https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=chi.20735531;view=1up;seq=1
page(s): 177 [details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllospongia dendyi Lendenfeld, 1889) Bergquist, P. R. (1965). The Sponges of Micronesia, Part I. The Palau Archipelago. Pacific Science. 19(2): 123-204. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllospongia dendyi Lendenfeld, 1889) Vacelet, J.; Vasseur, P.; Lévi, C. (1976). Spongiaires de la pente externe des récifs coralliens de Tuléar (Sud-Ouest de Madagascar). Mémoires du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (A, Zoologie). 49:1-116, pls I-X.
page(s): 104-106 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy There is a problem with this species and with the type species of Lendenfeldia. Bergquist (1980) erected Lendenfeldia with type species Phyllospongia dendyi var. frondosa Lendenfeld,1889a. The var. frondosa is mentioned as the first variety by Lendenfeld, and since no typical variety is described this should have been named Phyllospongia dendyi var. dendyi according current rules of the ICZN. Bergquist (1980) not only named the var. frondosa as the type of Lendenfeldia but also raised this variety to species level as Lendenfeldia frondosa, an illegal action if the variety frondosa is in fact the typical variety. Hooper and Wiedenmayer (1994) assigned both varieties (P.dendyi var. frondosa and P. dendyi var. digitata) to the synonymy of Lendenfeldia plicata (Esper), which would have made the above considerations largely an academic matter. Unfortunately, Cook & Bergquist (2002) rejected this proposed synonymy and reestablished Lendenfeldia frondosa as a valid species and the type of the genus Lendenfeldia. It is inescapable that Lendenfeldia frondosa cannot be maintained as an available name in the genus Lendenfeldia and will have to be replaced by Lendenfeldia dendyi. [details]