WoRMS taxon details

Desmoxya Hallmann, 1917

165970  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:165970)

accepted
Genus
Higginsia lunata Carter, 1885 accepted as Desmoxya lunata (Carter, 1885) (type by original designation)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
feminine
Hallmann, E.F. (1917 [1916]). A revision of the genera with microscleres included, or provisionally included, in the family Axinellidae; with descriptions of some Australian species. Part III. <em>Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales.</em> 41 (164): 634-675, pls XXIX, figs 3, 5, 6; XXXIII, fig. 6; XXXVIII, figs 5-9. [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Taxonomy Hooper (2002) treated this as a junior synonym of Higginsia, but the finding of a second species showing strong...  
Taxonomy Hooper (2002) treated this as a junior synonym of Higginsia, but the finding of a second species showing strong similarities with the type species, convinced us that Desmoxya is a distinct genus. In contrast to Higginsia, its affiliation is provisionally found to be with Poecilosclerida instead of the previously supposed Axinellida. The status as Poecilosclerida is based on molecular sequence data of Desmoxya pelagiae and is provsional as long as molecular data are lacking of the type species Desmoxya lunata.  [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.; Kelly, M.; Vacelet, J.; Dohrmann, M.; Díaz, M.-C.; Cárdenas, P.; Carballo, J.L.; Ríos, P.; Downey, R.; Morrow, C.C. (2020). World Porifera Database. Desmoxya Hallmann, 1917. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=165970 on 2020-12-01
Date
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2005-07-10 18:05:41Z
created
db_admin
2007-08-21 14:09:35Z
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2017-11-16 17:35:21Z
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2019-06-08 12:48:42Z
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original description Hallmann, E.F. (1917 [1916]). A revision of the genera with microscleres included, or provisionally included, in the family Axinellidae; with descriptions of some Australian species. Part III. <em>Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales.</em> 41 (164): 634-675, pls XXIX, figs 3, 5, 6; XXXIII, fig. 6; XXXVIII, figs 5-9. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record Van Soest, R.W.M.; Hooper, J.N.A. (2005). Resurrection of <i>Desmoxya</i> (Porifera: Halichondrida), with the description of a new species from Rockall Bank bathyal coral reefs, North Atlantic. <em>Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.</em> 85: 1367-1371. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Hooper, J.N.A. (2002). Family Desmoxyidae Hallmann, 1916. pp. 755-772. <i>In</i>: Hooper, J.N.A. & Van Soest, R.W.M. (eds.) Systema Porifera. A guide to the classification of sponges. Volume 1 (Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers: New York, Boston, Dordrecht, London, Moscow).  [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

redescription Morrow, C.; Cárdenas, P.; Boury-Esnault, N.; Picton, B.; McCormack, G.; Van Soest, R.; Collins, A.; Redmond, N.; Maggs, C.; Sigwart, J.; Allcock, L.A. (2019). Integrating morphological and molecular taxonomy with the revised concept of Stelligeridae (Porifera: Demospongiae). <em>Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.</em> 187 (1): 31-81., available online at https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlz017
page(s): 69-70 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From editor or global species database
Taxonomy Hooper (2002) treated this as a junior synonym of Higginsia, but the finding of a second species showing strong similarities with the type species, convinced us that Desmoxya is a distinct genus. In contrast to Higginsia, its affiliation is provisionally found to be with Poecilosclerida instead of the previously supposed Axinellida. The status as Poecilosclerida is based on molecular sequence data of Desmoxya pelagiae and is provsional as long as molecular data are lacking of the type species Desmoxya lunata.  [details]