WoRMS taxon details

Tethya robusta (Bowerbank, 1873)

170988  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:170988)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Bowerbank, J.S. (1873). Contributions to a General History of the Spongiadae. Part IV. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1873: 3-25, pls I-IV. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

(ofTethea robusta Bowerbank, 1873) Bowerbank, J.S. (1873). Contributions to a General History of the Spongiadae. Part IV. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1873: 3-25, pls I-IV. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

(ofDonatia robusta (Bowerbank, 1873)) Bowerbank, J.S. (1873). Contributions to a General History of the Spongiadae. Part IV. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1873: 3-25, pls I-IV. [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Homonymy This is a senior secondary homonym of Tethya robusta Carter, 1887. Since the latter has been reassigned to Cinachyrella the...  
Homonymy This is a senior secondary homonym of Tethya robusta Carter, 1887. Since the latter has been reassigned to Cinachyrella the homonymy has been removed. [details]

Description Spherical, up to 2 cm diameter. Surface divided into raised polygonal areas separated by inhalant channels. Tough...  
Description 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]
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.; Ríos, P.; Downey, R. (2018). World Porifera database. Tethya robusta (Bowerbank, 1873). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=170988 on 2018-04-22
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original description Bowerbank, J.S. (1873). Contributions to a General History of the Spongiadae. Part IV. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1873: 3-25, pls I-IV. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofTethea robusta Bowerbank, 1873) Bowerbank, J.S. (1873). Contributions to a General History of the Spongiadae. Part IV. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1873: 3-25, pls I-IV. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofDonatia arabica Topsent, 1906) Topsent, E. (1906). Eponges recueillies par M. Ch. Gravier dans la Mer Rouge. Bulletin du Muséum national d’histoire naturelle. 12 (7): 557-570. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofDonatia robusta (Bowerbank, 1873)) Bowerbank, J.S. (1873). Contributions to a General History of the Spongiadae. Part IV. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1873: 3-25, pls I-IV. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofDonatia japonica var. albanensis Hentschel, 1909) Hentschel, E. 1909. Tetraxonida. I. Teil. Pp. 347-402, pls XXII-XXIII.In: Michaelsen,W. & Hartmeyer, R. (Eds), Die Fauna Südwest-Australiens.Ergebnisse der Hamburger südwest-australischen Forschungsreise 1905.Volume 2(21). (Fischer: Jena). [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record Sarà, M.; Sarà, A. (2004). A revision of Australian and New Zealand Tethya (Porifera: Demospongiae) with preliminary analysis of species-groupings. Invertebrate Systematics. 18: 117-156. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Thomas, P.A. (1981). A second collection of marine Demospongiae from Mahe Island in the Seychelles Bank (Indian Ocean). Annales du Musée royal de l’Afrique centrale, Tervuren. Sciences zoologiques. 233: 1-33. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Thomas, P.A. (1979). Studies on sponges of the Mozambique channel. I. Sponges of the Inhaca Island. II. Sponges of Mambone and Paradise Islands. Annales du Musée royal de l’Afrique centrale, Tervuren. Sciences zoologiques. 227: 1-73, pls I-III. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Kelly, M.; Edwards, A.R.; Wilkinson, M.R.; Alvarez, B.; Cook, S. de C.; Bergquist, P.R.; Buckeridge, St J.; Campbell, H.J.; Reiswig, H.M.; Valentine, C.; Vacelet, J. (2009). Phylum Porifera: sponges. in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 23-46. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[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 Thomas, P.A. (1973). Marine Demospongiae of Mahe Island in the Seychelles Bank (Indian Ocean). Annales du Musée royal de l’Afrique centrale. Sciences zoologiques. (203): 1-96, pls 1-8. (look up in IMIS[details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Van Soest, R.W.M. (1982). A small collection of sponges (Porifera) from Hong Kong. In: B.S.Morton & C.K. Tseng (eds) The Marine Flora and Fauna of Hong Kong and Southern China. (Proceedings 1st International Marine Biolology Workshop). p. 85-95.
page(s): 88 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source 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]   

source of synonymy  (ofDonatia arabica Topsent, 1906) Burton, M. (1924). A revision of the sponge family Donatiidae. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1924 (part 4): 1033-1045, pl. 1. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

new combination reference  (ofDonatia robusta (Bowerbank, 1873)) Burton, M. (1924). A revision of the sponge family Donatiidae. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1924 (part 4): 1033-1045, pl. 1. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source  (ofDonatia robusta (Bowerbank, 1873)) Dendy, A.; Burton, M. (1926). Report on some deep-sea sponges from the Indian Museum collected by the R.I.M.S. "Investigator". Part I. Hexactinellida and Tetractinellida (pars). Records of the Indian Museum. 28(4): 225-248. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source  (ofDonatia robusta (Bowerbank, 1873)) Burton, M. (1926). Sponges. Zoological Results of the Suez Canal Expedition. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London. 22: 71-83. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record  (ofTethea robusta Bowerbank, 1873) Sarà, M.; Sarà, A. (2004). A revision of Australian and New Zealand Tethya (Porifera: Demospongiae) with preliminary analysis of species-groupings. Invertebrate Systematics. 18: 117-156. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

context source (HKRMS) Cheung, P. S. C. (1991). An intertidal survey Cape d' Aguilar, Hong Kong with special reference to the ecology of high-zoned rock pools. Mphil thesis. The University of Hong Kong.  [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Unknown type [from synonym] MNHN DT 2704, locality Djibouti (Mer Rouge) [view taxon]
Unknown type [from synonym] MNHN DT 2704 ?, locality Djibouti (Baie de Djibouti) [view taxon]
From editor or global species database
Homonymy This is a senior secondary homonym of Tethya robusta Carter, 1887. Since the latter has been reassigned to Cinachyrella the homonymy has been removed. [details]

From regional or thematic species database
Specimen M.R.A.C. no 507 D. [details]

From other sources
Description 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]
 

LanguageName 
English golfball sponge  [details]