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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolymastia penicillus (Montagu, 1814) 
AphiaID: 170654

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 editorPolymastiidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolymastia (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolymastia Bowerbank, 1864
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuplectella mammillaris (Mueller, 1806) (genus transfer and junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolymastia mammillaris (not Müller) (lapsus calami for P. mamillaris)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpongia imperati Della Chiaje, 1828 (genus transfer and junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpongia mamifferis Parkinson, 1822 (genus transfer and junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpongia penicillus Montagu, 1814 (genus transfer)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTethya penicilliformis Gray in Gray, 1821 (genus transfer and junior synonym)
Sources  original description Montagu, G. 1814. An Essay on Sponges, with Descriptions of all the Species that have been discovered on the Coast of Great Britain. Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society 2(1): 67-122, pls III-XVI. [details] [full text]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
North Atlantic Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCanadian Exclusive Economic Zone [Atlantic part] [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Spain
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Coast of Spain [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
United Kingdom
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom [details]
(no group)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCeltic Seas [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKara Sea (inaccurate[details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Sea [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSouth European Atlantic Shelf [details]
From other sources
Mediterranean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorItalian Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth East Atlantic [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEncyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (7 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (3 nucleotides; 0 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Porifera Collection 
Note 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Most of the signalizations of P. mamillaris until Morrow & Boury-Esnault 2000 are in fact Polymastia penicillus. Both species have been put erronously in synonymy by Johnston 1842.
For example in Boury-Esnault 1987 the species described IS Polymastia penicillus and not P. mamillaris; the same in Boury-Esnault, 1974 & 1976 [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:170654
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-07-10 18:05:41Z  created  db_admin
2010-04-21 13:31:10Z  checked  van Soest, Rob
2014-02-16 18:30:10Z  changed  van Soest, Rob
  
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  Citation: van Soest, R. (2014). Polymastia penicillus (Montagu, 1814). 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=170654 on 2014-10-02
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