WoRMS taxon details

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

166772  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:166772)

accepted
Species
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGelliodes sosuae Pulitzer-Finali, 1986 (genus transfer and junior synonym)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
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, 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=166772 on 2017-12-12

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2005-07-10 18:05:41Z
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2007-11-22 14:23:56Z
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original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorGelliodes sosuae Pulitzer-Finali, 1986) Pulitzer-Finali, G. (1986). A collection of West Indian Demospongiae (Porifera). In appendix, a list of the Demospongiae hitherto recorded from the West Indies. Annali del Museo civico di storia naturale Giacomo Doria. 86: 65-216.
page(s): 166-167; fig 79-80 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorNiphates digitalis f. amorpha Wiedenmayer, 1977) Wiedenmayer, F. (1977). Shallow-water sponges of the western Bahamas. Experientia Supplementum. 28: 1-287, pls 1-43.
page(s): 99-100 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record Van Soest, R.W.M. (1980). Marine sponges from Curaçao and other Caribbean localities. Part II. Haplosclerida. In: Hummelinck, P.W. & Van der Steen, L.J. (Eds), Uitgaven van de Natuurwetenschappelijke Studiekring voor Suriname en de Nederlandse Antillen. No. 104. Studies on the Fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands. 62 (191): 1-173.
page(s): 39-40; fig 13 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Van Soest, R.W.M. (1981). A checklist of the Curaçao sponges (Porifera Demospongiae) including a pictorial key to the more common reef-forms. Verslagen en Technische Gegevens Instituut voor Taxonomische Zoölogie (Zoölogisch Museum) Universiteit van Amsterdam. 31: 1-39.
page(s): 19 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Rützler, K.; van Soest, R. W. M.; Piantoni, C. (2009). Sponges (Porifera) of the Gulf of Mexico. in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A & M Press, College Station, Texas. 285–313. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Muricy, G.; Lopes, D.A.; Hajdu, E; Carvalho, M.S.; Moraes, F.C.; Klautau, M.; Menegola, C. & Pinheiro, U. (2011). Catalogue of Brazilian Porifera. Museu Nacional, Série Livros. 300 pp. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Rützler, K.; Piantoni, C.; Van Soest, R.W.M.; Díaz, M.C. (2014). Diversity of sponges (Porifera) from cryptic habitats on the Belize barrier reef near Carrie Bow Cay. Zootaxa. 3805(1): 1-129., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3805.1.1
page(s): 84-85 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Pulitzer-Finali, G. (1986). A collection of West Indian Demospongiae (Porifera). In appendix, a list of the Demospongiae hitherto recorded from the West Indies. Annali del Museo civico di storia naturale Giacomo Doria. 86: 65-216.
page(s): 163 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorNiphates digitalis f. amorpha Wiedenmayer, 1977) Van Soest, R.W.M. (1980). Marine sponges from Curaçao and other Caribbean localities. Part II. Haplosclerida. In: Hummelinck, P.W. & Van der Steen, L.J. (Eds), Uitgaven van de Natuurwetenschappelijke Studiekring voor Suriname en de Nederlandse Antillen. No. 104. Studies on the Fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands. 62 (191): 1-173. [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 
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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 collections 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]