WoRMS name details

Cliona phallica Leidy, 1889

170471  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:170471)

uncertain
Species
Papillina phallica (Leidy, 1889) (reverted genus transfer)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Leidy, J. 1889. The boring sponge, Cliona. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 41: 70-75. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

(ofPapillina phallica (Leidy, 1889)) Leidy, J. 1889. The boring sponge, Cliona. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 41: 70-75. [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Type locality contained in Florida  
type locality contained in Florida [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Status Cliona phallica was described as one of the most common sponges in the area, to be yellowish and to have a single osculum...  
Status Cliona phallica was described as one of the most common sponges in the area, to be yellowish and to have a single osculum per column. The description makes it likely that this is a synonym of Cliona varians, and the type material needs to be reassessed. [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. Cliona phallica Leidy, 1889. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=170471 on 2019-01-24
Date
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2005-07-10 18:05:41Z
created
db_admin
2010-04-07 18:10:38Z
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2011-01-12 10:30:35Z
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2017-11-21 01:43:46Z
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original description Leidy, J. 1889. The boring sponge, Cliona. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 41: 70-75. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofPapillina phallica (Leidy, 1889)) Leidy, J. 1889. The boring sponge, Cliona. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 41: 70-75. [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Status Cliona phallica was described as one of the most common sponges in the area, to be yellowish and to have a single osculum per column. The description makes it likely that this is a synonym of Cliona varians, and the type material needs to be reassessed. [details]