WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDesmoxya Hallmann, 1917

165970 (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:165970)
accepted
Genus
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHigginsia lunata Carter, 1885 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDesmoxya lunata (Carter, 1885) (type by original designation)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Hallmann, E.F. 1917b [1916]. A revision of the genera with microscleres included, or provisionally included, in the family Axinellidae; with descriptions of some Australian species. Part III. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 41(164): 634-675, pls XXIX,figs 3, 5, 6; XXXIII, fig. 6; XXXVIII, figs 5-9 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Hooper (2002) treated this as a junior synonym...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy 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. [details]
van Soest, R. (2007). Desmoxya Hallmann, 1917. 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=165970 on 2017-11-24

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2005-07-10 18:05:41Z
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2007-08-21 14:09:35Z
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original description Hallmann, E.F. 1917b [1916]. A revision of the genera with microscleres included, or provisionally included, in the family Axinellidae; with descriptions of some Australian species. Part III. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 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 Desmoxya (Porifera: Halichondrida), with the description of a new species from Rockall Bank bathyal coral reefs, North Atlantic. Journal of the Marine Biological Association UK 85: 1367-1371. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Hooper, J.N.A. 2002. Family Desmoxyidae Hallmann, 1916. Pp. 755-772. In Hooper, J. N. A. & Van Soest, R. W. M. (ed.) Systema Porifera. A guide to the classification of sponges. 1 (Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers: New York, Boston, Dordrecht, London, Moscow). [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy 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. [details]