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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDesmoxya Hallmann, 1917 
AphiaID: 165970

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 editorHeteroxyidae (Family)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHigginsia lunata Carter, 1885 (type by original designation)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeteroxyidae Dendy, 1905
Sources  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] [full text]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDesmoxya lunata (Carter, 1885)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDesmoxya pelagiae van Soest & Hooper, 2005
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
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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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:165970
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2005-07-10 18:05:41Z  created  db_admin
2007-08-21 14:09:35Z  changed  van Soest, Rob
  
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  Citation: van Soest, R. (2014). Desmoxya Hallmann, 1917. 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=165970 on 2014-10-24
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