WoRMS taxon details

Biemna 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 
Type locality contained in Arafura Sea  
type locality contained in Arafura Sea [details]
Status Technically, since Hentschel (1912) erected this species at the same time as its variety B. m. var. liposphaera, he should...  
Status 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]

Taxonomy Uriz (1988) recorded this species from the coasts of Namibia and in view of the great distance with Indonesia (the locality...  
Taxonomy 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.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.; Ríos, P.; Downey, R. (2018). World Porifera database. Biemna megalosigma Hentschel, 1912. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=168267 on 2018-05-26
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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 
 

Syntype SMF 1056, locality Arafura Sea (Indonesia, Aru islands, SW of Lola, stony bottom, dredge) [details]
From editor or global species database
Status 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]

Taxonomy 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]