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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiemna megalosigma Hentschel, 1912 
AphiaID: 168267

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 editorPoecilosclerida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMycalina (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDesmacellidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiemna (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiemna Gray, 1867
Source  original description Hentschel, E. 1912. Kiesel- und Hornschwämme der Aru- und Kei-Inseln. Abhandlungen herausgegeben von der Senckenbergischen naturforschenden Gesellschaft 34(3): 293-448, pls 13-21.
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 Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiemna megalosigma var. sigmodragma Lévi, 1963

Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiemna megalosigma var. liposphaera Hentschel, 1912 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiemna liposphaera (Hentschel, 1912)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Arafura Sea [details]
From editor or global species database
South Atlantic Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNamibian Exclusive Economic Zone (inaccurate[details]
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(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndonesian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyntype SMF 1056, locality Arafura Sea (Indonesia, Aru islands, SW of Lola, stony bottom, dredge) [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (2 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStatus Technically, since Hentschel (1912) erected this species at the same time as its variety B. m. var. liposphaera, he should also have indicated a typical variety, B. m. var. megalosigma for the present material.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Uriz (1988) recorded this species from the coasts of Namibia and in view of the great distance with Indonesia (the locality of the type) it is more likely that her specimens are assignable to the variety sigmodragma Lévi, 1963 reported from South Africa, than to the typical variety from the Aru islands. Uriz ignored the fact that Lévi assigned his specimens to a distinct variety of Biemna megalosigma. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:168267
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2005-07-10 18:05:41Z  created  db_admin
2007-06-12 17:47:47Z  changed  van Soest, Rob
  
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  Citation: van Soest, R. (2014). Biemna megalosigma Hentschel, 1912. 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.; Cristina Díaz, M.; Cárdenas, P. (2014) World Porifera database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=168267 on 2014-07-31
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