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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpongia virgultosa Esper, 1797 
AphiaID: 193649

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 editorDictyoceratida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpongiidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpongia (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpongia virgultosa (Species)
Status nomen nudum
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpongia Linnaeus, 1759
Source  basis of record Esper, E.J.C. 1797. Fortsetzungen der Pflanzenthiere in Abbildungennach der Natur mit Farben erleuchtet nebst Beschreibungen. Erster Theil.(Nürnberg): 1-230, pls L-LXI. [details]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Caribbean Sea
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaribbean Sea [details]
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (20 publications) 
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRemark There is no description, only a plate in the 1797 edition (plate LXVI). As such the name is a nomen nudum (see the Code. However, Lamarck (1814) used the named subsequently for a species in the Caribbean, not unlike the sponge in Esper's plate. Lamarck's description and material represents the species.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomic remark However the species Spongia virgultosa Schmidt, 1868 is a good species [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:193649
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Date   action   by
2005-12-18 15:00:44Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2009-04-17 07:57:56Z  changed  van Soest, Rob
2013-07-19 11:40:12Z  changed  van Soest, Rob
  
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  Citation: van Soest, R. (2014). Spongia virgultosa. 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=193649 on 2014-12-20
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