WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiemna megalosigma Hentschel, 1912

168267

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:168267

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
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.
page(s): 351 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Arafura Sea  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality contained in Arafura Sea [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStatus Technically, since Hentschel (1912) erected...  
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...  
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]
van Soest, R. (2007). Biemna megalosigma. 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=168267 on 2017-11-18

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2005-07-10 18:05:41Z
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2007-06-12 17:47:47Z
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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.
page(s): 351 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

misapplication Uriz, M. J. (1988). Deep-water sponges from the continental shelf and slope off Namibia (Southwest Africa): Classses Hexactinellida and Demospongia. Monografías de Zoología Marina. 3: 9-157.
page(s): 61-62 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyntype SMF 1056, locality Arafura Sea (Indonesia, Aru islands, SW of Lola, stony bottom, dredge) [details]
From editor or global species database
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]