WoRMS taxon details

Pseudoceratina arabica (Keller, 1889)

169699  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:169699)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
(ofPsammaplysilla arabica Keller, 1889) Keller, C. (1889). Die Spongienfauna des rothen Meeres (I. Hälfte). <em>Z. wiss. Zool.</em> 48: 311-405, pls XX-XXV. (look up in IMIS[details]  OpenAccess publication 
Type locality contained in Southern Red Sea  
type locality contained in Southern Red Sea [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Description Sprawling, branching sponge with fingers 10-15 cm long, 1-3 cm wide, although highly variable in size. Arises from an...  
Description Sprawling, branching sponge with fingers 10-15 cm long, 1-3 cm wide, although highly variable in size. Arises from an encrusting base, and is covered in closely spaced, low, rounded conules. Oscules 1 mm wide and membranous, raised and scattered. Body dense, very rubbery, flexible, shiny and waxy. Colour deep bright yellow with greenish tinges; deep violet blue on exposure to air. Habitat: shallow sandy lagoons, seagrass beds (Richmond, 1997). [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. (2019). World Porifera database. Pseudoceratina arabica (Keller, 1889). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=169699 on 2019-01-24
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original description  (ofPsammaplysilla arabica Keller, 1889) Keller, C. (1889). Die Spongienfauna des rothen Meeres (I. Hälfte). <em>Z. wiss. Zool.</em> 48: 311-405, pls XX-XXV. (look up in IMIS[details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Richmond, M. (Ed.) (1997). A guide to the seashores of Eastern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean islands. Sida/Department for Research Cooperation, SAREC: Stockholm, Sweden. ISBN 91-630-4594-X. 448 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Syntype ZMB 2937, geounit Southern Red Sea
From other sources
Description Sprawling, branching sponge with fingers 10-15 cm long, 1-3 cm wide, although highly variable in size. Arises from an encrusting base, and is covered in closely spaced, low, rounded conules. Oscules 1 mm wide and membranous, raised and scattered. Body dense, very rubbery, flexible, shiny and waxy. Colour deep bright yellow with greenish tinges; deep violet blue on exposure to air. Habitat: shallow sandy lagoons, seagrass beds (Richmond, 1997). [details]
 

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