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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNiphates amorpha Van Soest, 1980 
AphiaID: 166772

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 editorHeteroscleromorpha (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaplosclerida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNiphatidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNiphates (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNiphates amorpha (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNiphates Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNiphates amorpha Van Soest, 1980
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGelliodes sosuae Pulitzer-Finali, 1986 (genus transfer and junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNiphates digitalis f. amorpha Wiedenmayer, 1977 (elevation to species rank)
Sources  original description Wiedenmayer, F. 1977b. Shallow-water sponges of the western Bahamas. Experientia Supplementum 28: 1-287, pls 1-43. [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Bahamas [details]
From editor or global species database
Bahamas
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBahamas [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Caribbean Sea
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaribbean Sea [details]
Dominican Republic
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDominican Republic Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
(no group)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBahamian [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEastern Caribbean [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGreater Antilles [details]
From other sources
Costa Rica
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCosta Rica [details]
Cuba
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCuba [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (3 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (2 nucleotides; 1 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Porifera Collection 
Note 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAuthority Wiedenmayer (1977: 98) erected the forma amorpha, which falls as an infrasubspecific taxon outside the ruling of the ICZN as it was proposed after 1961 (see ICZN art.15.2). When Van Soest (1980: 39) decided to elevate the forma amorpha to species rank, he unintentionally became the author of the name, despite the fact that no (holo)type was elected. The necessity to do so became mandatory only from 1999. The taxon, although first erected by Wiedenmayer (1977) thus changed authorship to Van Soest. The matter of the type materialcan be easily settled, as the colelctions of the Smithsonian Institution's retained four specimens from Wiedenmayer's work only one of which was preserved in alcohol. The specimen, USNM 30331, has the field number B834, cited as one of four specimens by Wiedenmayer (1977: 99). It is proposed to be the holotype of Niphates amorpha. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:166772
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2005-07-10 18:05:41Z  created  db_admin
2007-11-22 14:23:56Z  changed  van Soest, Rob
2015-06-22 14:47:06Z  changed  van Soest, Rob
  
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  Citation: van Soest, R. (2015). Niphates amorpha Van Soest, 1980. 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. (2015) World Porifera database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=166772 on 2015-08-05
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