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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKerasemna humilis (Thiele, 1903) 
AphiaID: 221081

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 editorMycalidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKerasemna (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (genus transfer)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiemna humilis Thiele, 1903
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKerasemna Pulitzer-Finali, 1982 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMycale (Arenochalina) Lendenfeld, 1887
Sources  original description Thiele, J. 1903a. Kieselschwämme von Ternate. II. Abhandlungen herausgegeben von der Senckenbergischen naturforschenden Gesellschaft 25: 933-968, pl. XVIII. [details] [full text]

source of synonymy 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]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
From editor or global species database
Indian Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Amorphous and flimsy sponge forming clumps 5-15 cm across and 1-3 cm high, appearing as a thin stretched skin embedded with branching coralline algae. Surface uneven, conulose and lacy in patches; body extremely cavernous. Oscules prominent, 1 cm wide, with raised membranous collars. Body soft, delicate, slightly fleshy; colour pale creamy yellow to bright yellow. Habitat: sheltered coral reefs, growing on coral or in crevices, or among rubble on the bottom of lagoons. Distribution: SE Asia (Richmond, 1997). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:221081
Edit history
Date   action   by
1998-09-25 09:49:59Z  created  Onyango, Eunice
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2006-07-22 15:13:37Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2007-07-06 09:34:03Z  changed  van Soest, Rob
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  Citation: van Soest, R. (2014). Kerasemna humilis (Thiele, 1903). 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=221081 on 2014-10-23
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