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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlacospongia melobesioides Gray, 1867 
AphiaID: 170615

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 editorHadromerida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlacospongiidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlacospongia (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlacospongia Gray, 1867
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlacospongia Gray, 1867
Sources  original description Gray, J.E. 1867b. On Placospongia, a new generic form of Spongiadae in the British Museum. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1867 (1): 127-129. [details] [full text]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBanda Sea [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEast African Coral Coast [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIndonesian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalacca Strait [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPalau Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPalawan/North Borneo [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorWest Caroline Islands [details]
From regional or thematic species database
Indian Ocean
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorChapani Island [details]
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorShelly Beach (Mombasa) [details]
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorZanzibar [details]
Kenya
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMombasa [details]
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorRas Iwetine [details]
From other sources
Caribbean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCaribbean Sea [details]
Costa Rica
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCosta Rica [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMalindi [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAnakao [details]
Mozambique Channel
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorInhaca Island [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorQuirimba Archipelago [details]
Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype BMNH 1952.4.1.14, locality Indonesian Exclusive Economic Zone (Borneo) [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (1 barcode) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (28 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Porifera Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Note 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Description: Thinly encrusting sponge, 5-10 cm wide, 5 mm thick. Surface composed of rough armoured polygonal plates with raised edges (surface contracts when touched and gaps between plates close). Sandpapery feel; dark blackish-brown, maroonish-black interior. Habitat: eulittoral rocky flats, between and on coral rubble, in crevices. Distribution: Indo-Pacific (Richmond, 1997). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:170615
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2005-07-10 18:05:41Z  created  db_admin
2008-08-06 11:24:28Z  changed  van Soest, Rob
  
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  Citation: van Soest, R. (2014). Placospongia melobesioides. 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.; Díaz, M.-C.; Cárdenas, P. (2014) World Porifera database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=170615 on 2014-10-25
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