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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelophlus Thiele, 1899 
AphiaID: 169849

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 editorAstrophorida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGeodiidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorErylinae (Subfamily)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelophlus sarasinorum Thiele, 1899 (type by monotypy)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorErylinae Sollas, 1888
Sources  original description Thiele, J. 1899. Studien über pazifische Spongien. II. Ueber einige Spongien von Celebes. Zoologica. Original-Abhandlungen aus dem Gesamtgebiete der Zoologie. Stuttgart 24(2): 1-33, pls I-V. [details] [full text]

original description Uriz, M.J. (2002). Family Ancorinidae Schmidt, 1870, in: Hooper, J.N.A.; Van Soest, R.W.M. (Ed.) (2002). Systema Porifera: a guide to the classification of sponges. pp. 108-126 (look up in IMIS[details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelophlus hajdui Moraes, 2011
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelophlus ruber Lehnert & van Soest, 1998
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelophlus sarasinorum Thiele, 1899

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelophlus cherbonnieri (Lévi, 1961) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEcionemia cherbonnieri (Lévi, 1961) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStellettinopsis cherbonnieri Lévi, 1961
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Melophlus sp. had been shown to be grouping with the Geodiidae based on molecular markers (Cárdenas et al., 2011). Melophlus sarasinorum (type-species of Melophlus) has been shown to also group with the Geodiidae (Cardenas, unpublished results). For that reason Melophlus, formerly assigned to Ancorinidae,is now (tentatively) reassigned to Geodiidae. This decision means that the synapomorphy of the family, sterrasters/aspidasters is assumed to have become lost. [details]
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Melophlus sarasinorum
Melophlus sarasinorum
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:169849
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Date   action   by
2005-07-10 18:05:41Z  created  db_admin
2006-01-04 18:46:07Z  changed  van Soest, Rob
2008-06-29 17:47:26Z  changed  van Soest, Rob
2012-04-28 08:05:18Z  changed  Boury-Esnault, Nicole
  
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  Citation: Boury-Esnault, N.; van Soest, R. (2014). Melophlus Thiele, 1899. 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=169849 on 2014-08-22
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