WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlacospongia melobesioides Gray, 1867

170615  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:170615)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
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]  OpenAccess publication 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype  BMNH 1952.4.1.14, locality Indonesian...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype BMNH 1952.4.1.14, locality Indonesian Exclusive Economic Zone (Borneo) [details]
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...  
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]
van Soest, R. (2017). Placospongia melobesioides Gray, 1867. 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=170615 on 2018-01-22

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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]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record 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]   

additional source Pulitzer-Finali, G. (1993). A collection of marine sponges from East Africa. Annales Museo Civico Storia Naturale "Giacomo Doria". 89: 247-350. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Bergquist, P.R. (1965). The Sponges of Micronesia, Part I. The Palau Archipelago. Pacific Science. 19 (2): 123-204. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Rützler, K. (2002). Family Placospongiidae Gray, 1867. Pp. 196-200. 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] 

additional source Lendenfeld, R. Von 1898. Die Clavulina der Adria. Nova acta Academiae Caesareae Leopoldino Carolinae germanicae naturaecuriosorum 69: 1-251, pls I-XII.
page(s): 52-54; pl VI fig 47, pl VII fig 66 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Topsent, E. (1897). Spongiaires de la Baie d’Amboine. (Voyage de MM. M. Bedot et C. Pictet dans l’Archipel Malais). Revue suisse de Zoologie. 4: 421-487, pls 18-21. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Barnes D.K.A.; Bell, J.J. (2002). Coastal sponge communities of the West Indian Ocean: taxonomic affinities, richness and diversity. Afr. J. Ecol. 40: 337-349. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Muricy, G.; Lopes, D.A.; Hajdu, E; Carvalho, M.S.; Moraes, F.C.; Klautau, M.; Menegola, C. ; Pinheiro, U. (2011). Catalogue of Brazilian Porifera. Museu Nacional, Série Livros. 300 pp. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Lim, S.C.; De Voogd, N.J.; Tan, K.S. 2008. A guide to sponges of Singapore. Science Centre Singapore, Pp. 1-173. [details]   

additional source Rützler, K.; van Soest, R. W. M.; Piantoni, C. (2009). Sponges (Porifera) of the Gulf of Mexico. in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A & M Press, College Station, Texas. 285–313. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

misapplication Laubenfels, M.W. de. (1953). Sponges from the Gulf of Mexico. Bulletin of Marine Science of the Gulf and Caribbean. 2(3): 511-557.
page(s): 540 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype BMNH 1952.4.1.14, locality Indonesian Exclusive Economic Zone (Borneo) [details]
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]