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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCometella stellata Schmidt, 1870 
AphiaID: 190706

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 editorPoecilosclerida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMycalina (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCladorhizidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCometella (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCometella stellata (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (genus transfer)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalicometes stellata (Schmidt, 1870)
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalicometes Topsent, 1898
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCometella Schmidt, 1870 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsbestopluma Topsent, 1901
Source  original description Schmidt, O. 1870. Grundzüge einer Spongien-Fauna des atlantischen Gebietes. (Wilhelm Engelmann: Leipzig): iii-iv, 1-88, pls I-VI. [details] [full text]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCuban Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLectotype MZS Po0114A, locality Northern Gulf of Mexico (Cuba, off N coast) [details]
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (3 publications) 
Note 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material Although Sarà (2002) gives details about specimens in the Zoological Museum of Strasbourg, a recent overview of the collections (Dr Marie Meister in litteris) comments that the specimens were 'pas retrouvé'.
According to Sarà, there are also 'teased' fragments in the Natural History Museum in London (BMNH 1870.5.3.98 & 1929.2.10.38) labeled Tethya cometes O. Schm/ Golf v.Mexico Agassiz'which may be part of the type series. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:190706
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2005-12-18 15:00:44Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2007-06-05 11:45:41Z  changed  van Soest, Rob
  
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  Citation: van Soest, R. (2014). Cometella stellata Schmidt, 1870. 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=190706 on 2014-12-25
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