WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhizaxinella clava (Schmidt, 1870)

Rhizaxinella clava, 50-110 m Flower Garden Banks, Gulf of Mexico.

Photograph courtesy of NOAA-FGBNMS/UNCW-UVP. Identifications by C. Savarese and K. Ruetzler. For more information see: http://flowergarden.noaa.gov/document_library/scidocs/spongeposter.pdf 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor 

170819  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:170819)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAxinella clava Schmidt, 1870) Schmidt, O. (1870). Grundzüge einer Spongien-Fauna des atlantischen Gebietes. (Wilhelm Engelmann: Leipzig): iii-iv, 1-88, pls I-VI.
page(s): 61 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorDistribution Floridian  
Trusted: edited by a thematic editortype locality contained in Floridian [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote So far, no type specimen of this species has...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material So far, no type specimen of this species has been positively identified and redescribed. A possible type specimen has been recently found in the BMNH collection (Ms Emma Sherlock in litteris), labeled ‘Cometella gracilior n.g. n.sp. Alligator Reef, BMNH 1939:2:10:45 (sp) MCZ Exchange (MCZ 8130)’. It has the shape of Schmidt’s pl. IV fig. 9, and in all probability is not ‘Cometella gracilior’ (= Asbestopluma (A.) gracilior q.v.), but possibly the type of Rhizaxinella clava[details]
van Soest, R. (2009). Rhizaxinella clava. 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=170819 on 2017-12-14

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2005-07-10 18:05:41Z
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original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAxinella clava Schmidt, 1870) Schmidt, O. (1870). Grundzüge einer Spongien-Fauna des atlantischen Gebietes. (Wilhelm Engelmann: Leipzig): iii-iv, 1-88, pls I-VI.
page(s): 61 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

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] 

additional source Van Soest, R.W.M. (2017). Sponges of the Guyana Shelf. Zootaxa. 4217: 1-225., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4217.1.1
page(s): 189 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material So far, no type specimen of this species has been positively identified and redescribed. A possible type specimen has been recently found in the BMNH collection (Ms Emma Sherlock in litteris), labeled ‘Cometella gracilior n.g. n.sp. Alligator Reef, BMNH 1939:2:10:45 (sp) MCZ Exchange (MCZ 8130)’. It has the shape of Schmidt’s pl. IV fig. 9, and in all probability is not ‘Cometella gracilior’ (= Asbestopluma (A.) gracilior q.v.), but possibly the type of Rhizaxinella clava[details]
 

Rhizaxinella clava, 50-110 m Flower Garden Banks, Gulf of Mexico.

Photograph courtesy of NOAA-FGBNMS/UNCW-UVP. Identifications by C. Savarese and K. Ruetzler. For more information see: http://flowergarden.noaa.gov/document_library/scidocs/spongeposter.pdf 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor