WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMycale (Carmia) babici (de Laubenfels, 1936)

168523

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accepted
Species
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEsperella modesta Lambe, 1895 (genus transfer and homonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMycale (Aegogropila) modesta (Lambe, 1895) (subgenus transfer and homonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMycale babici (de Laubenfels, 1936)· accepted, alternate representation (subgenus assignment)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Laubenfels, M.W. De. (1936). A Discussion of the Sponge Fauna of the Dry Tortugas in Particular and the West Indies in General, with Material for a Revision of the Families and Orders of the Porifera. Carnegie Institute of Washington Publication. 467 (Tortugas Laboratory Paper 30) 1-225, pls 1-22. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMycale (Aegogropila) modesta (Lambe, 1895)) Lambe, L.M. 1895 [1894]. Sponges from the Western Coast of North America. Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada 12(4): 113-138,pls II-IV [details]  OpenAccess publication 

(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorEsperella modesta Lambe, 1895) Lambe, L.M. 1895 [1894]. Sponges from the Western Coast of North America. Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada 12(4): 113-138,pls II-IV [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Gulf of Alaska  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality contained in Gulf of Alaska [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature This combination was generally assumed to be...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature This combination was generally assumed to be for Mycale modesta sensu Babic, 1923 (not Schmidt, 1862 as Babic intended). However, De Laubenfels' sentences on p. 120 where the new name was erected are mixed up and not clearly interpretable as they have been printed. De Laubenfels left a few typed pages of errata in his copy that is kept in the library of the National Natural History Museum in Washington. In these errata De Laubenfels said that two lines (starting at 183 mm from the top of p. 120) have been printed in the wrong order. If that indication is implemented, the adapted text reads:
...[because modesta was already employed in Esperella/Esperia by Schmidt (1862, p. 57) a new name is needed for that of Lambe, for which I therefore propose babici; the name has since been used a third time in the genus by Babic (1922, p. 267) and a new name will be necessary for Babic' species]....
This means that the name for the Alaskan species Esperella modesta sensu Lambe is changed to M.(C.) babici (De Laubenfels, 1936), leaving Babic' record of Mycale modesta conspecific with Schmidt's as a junior synonym of Mycale (Aegogropila) contarenii (or as it is likely a misidentification by Babic, a synonym of M. (A.).rotalis).  [details]
van Soest, R. (2017). Mycale (Carmia) babici (de Laubenfels, 1936). 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=168523 on 2017-11-18

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2005-07-10 18:05:41Z
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2005-09-09 16:45:37Z
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original description Laubenfels, M.W. De. (1936). A Discussion of the Sponge Fauna of the Dry Tortugas in Particular and the West Indies in General, with Material for a Revision of the Families and Orders of the Porifera. Carnegie Institute of Washington Publication. 467 (Tortugas Laboratory Paper 30) 1-225, pls 1-22. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMycale (Aegogropila) modesta (Lambe, 1895)) Lambe, L.M. 1895 [1894]. Sponges from the Western Coast of North America. Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada 12(4): 113-138,pls II-IV [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorEsperella modesta Lambe, 1895) Lambe, L.M. 1895 [1894]. Sponges from the Western Coast of North America. Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada 12(4): 113-138,pls II-IV [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMycale babici (de Laubenfels, 1936)) Laubenfels, M.W. De. (1936). A Discussion of the Sponge Fauna of the Dry Tortugas in Particular and the West Indies in General, with Material for a Revision of the Families and Orders of the Porifera. Carnegie Institute of Washington Publication. 467 (Tortugas Laboratory Paper 30) 1-225, pls 1-22. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorEsperella babici (de Laubenfels, 1936)) Laubenfels, M.W. De. (1936). A Discussion of the Sponge Fauna of the Dry Tortugas in Particular and the West Indies in General, with Material for a Revision of the Families and Orders of the Porifera. Carnegie Institute of Washington Publication. 467 (Tortugas Laboratory Paper 30) 1-225, pls 1-22. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMycalecarmia babici de Laubenfels, 1936) Laubenfels, M.W. De. (1936). A Discussion of the Sponge Fauna of the Dry Tortugas in Particular and the West Indies in General, with Material for a Revision of the Families and Orders of the Porifera. Carnegie Institute of Washington Publication. 467 (Tortugas Laboratory Paper 30) 1-225, pls 1-22.
page(s): 120 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record Van Soest, R.W.M.; Hajdu, E. 2002. Family Mycalidae Lundbeck, 1905. Pp. 669-690. In Hooper, J. N. A. & Van Soest, R. W. M. (ed.) Systema Porifera. A guide to the classification of sponges. 1 (Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers: New York, Boston, Dordrecht, London, Moscow). [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyntype [from synonym] USNM 189, locality Gulf of Alaska (United States, Alaska Peninsula, Shumagin islands, Simeonof Island) [view taxon]
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature This combination was generally assumed to be for Mycale modesta sensu Babic, 1923 (not Schmidt, 1862 as Babic intended). However, De Laubenfels' sentences on p. 120 where the new name was erected are mixed up and not clearly interpretable as they have been printed. De Laubenfels left a few typed pages of errata in his copy that is kept in the library of the National Natural History Museum in Washington. In these errata De Laubenfels said that two lines (starting at 183 mm from the top of p. 120) have been printed in the wrong order. If that indication is implemented, the adapted text reads:
...[because modesta was already employed in Esperella/Esperia by Schmidt (1862, p. 57) a new name is needed for that of Lambe, for which I therefore propose babici; the name has since been used a third time in the genus by Babic (1922, p. 267) and a new name will be necessary for Babic' species]....
This means that the name for the Alaskan species Esperella modesta sensu Lambe is changed to M.(C.) babici (De Laubenfels, 1936), leaving Babic' record of Mycale modesta conspecific with Schmidt's as a junior synonym of Mycale (Aegogropila) contarenii (or as it is likely a misidentification by Babic, a synonym of M. (A.).rotalis).  [details]