WoRMS taxon details

Lendenfeldia frondosa (Lendenfeld, 1889)

165274  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:165274)

accepted
Species
Phyllospongia dendyi var. frondosa Lendenfeld, 1889 (genus transfer and status change)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Lendenfeld, R. von. (1889). 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 [details]   
Taxonomy There is a problem with this species and with the type species of Lendenfeldia. Bergquist (1980) erected Lendenfeldia with...  
Taxonomy 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]
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. (2019). World Porifera database. Lendenfeldia frondosa (Lendenfeld, 1889). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=165274 on 2019-01-17
Date
action
by
2005-07-10 18:05:41Z
created
db_admin
2008-07-21 10:15:51Z
changed
2010-05-04 18:29:28Z
changed
2010-12-23 14:11:25Z
changed

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original description Lendenfeld, R. von. (1889). 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 [details]   

original description  (ofPhyllospongia dendyi var. frondosa Lendenfeld, 1889) Lendenfeld, R. von. (1889). 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 [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Taxonomy 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]