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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTethya robusta (Bowerbank, 1873) 
AphiaID: 170988

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 editorTethyidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTethya (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTethya Lamarck, 1815
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDonatia arabica Topsent, 1906 (genus transfer and junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDonatia japonica var. albanensis Hentschel, 1909 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDonatia robusta (Bowerbank, 1873) (genus transfer)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTethea robusta Bowerbank, 1873 (genus transfer)
Sources  original description Bowerbank, J.S. 1873a. Contributions to a General History of the Spongiadae. Part IV. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1873: 3-25, pls I-IV. [details] [full text]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgolfball sponge  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Australia
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSouth West Australia [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
China
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHong Kong [details]
Djibouti
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDjibouti [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Indian Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalay Archipelago [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Singapore Strait
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSingaporean Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
(no group)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAustralian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCentral and Southern Great Barrier Reef [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelagoa [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHoutman [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalacca Strait [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNorthern and Central Red Sea [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSouthern China [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSouthern Red Sea [details]
From regional or thematic species database
Australia
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorAustralia [details]
Indian Ocean
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIndian Ocean [details]
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMahe Island [details]
Mozambique Channel
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorInhaca Island [details]
Red Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorRed Sea [details]
(no group)
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorPacific Ocean [details]
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndian Ocean [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorZanzibar [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Specimens 

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Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (8 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Notes 
From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorSpecimen M.R.A.C. no 507 D. [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Spherical, up to 2 cm diameter. Surface divided into raised polygonal areas separated by inhalant channels. Tough pinkish-orange rind, 2-3 mm thick, over a softer mustard gold interior with tough radiating spicule tracts. Habitat: shallow lagoons on coral rubble in crevices, under rock. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. Allied species T. seychellensis (Richmond, 1997). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:170988
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-07-10 18:05:41Z  created  db_admin
2009-04-09 07:09:54Z  changed  van Soest, Rob
  
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  Citation: van Soest, R. (2014). Tethya robusta (Bowerbank, 1873). 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.; Cristina Díaz, M.; Cárdenas, P. (2014) World Porifera database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=170988 on 2014-09-20
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