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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXestospongia exigua (Kirkpatrick, 1900) 
AphiaID: 221086

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 editorHaplosclerida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPetrosina (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPetrosiidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXestospongia (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (genus transfer)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeopetrosia exigua (Kirkpatrick, 1900)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXestospongia de Laubenfels, 1932
Sources  original description Kirkpatrick, R. 1900a. On the Sponges of Christmas Island. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1900: 127-141, pls XII-XIII. [details] [full text]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Indian Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChristmas Island [details]
(no group)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPalau Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorZanzibar [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMalindi [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAnakao [details]
Mozambique Channel
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorInhaca Island [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorQuirimba Archipelago [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (2 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Porifera Collection 
Note 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Description of Western Indian Ocean specimens: Irregular branches, fingers or blades arising from a spreading base. Size extremely variable; surface irregular with scattered oscules, 2-3 mm in diameter. Body just compressible, crumbly, velvety and very sticky when crushed. Surface rich golden brown, pinkish-orange tinges below surface; light brown or cream within. Habitat: shallow lagoons, fringing reefs. Distribution: Indo-Pacific (Richmond, 1997). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:221086
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1998-09-25 13:59:39Z  created  Onyango, Eunice
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2007-01-13 15:19:27Z  changed  van Soest, Rob
2008-02-02 13:03:02Z  changed  van Soest, Rob
  
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  Citation: van Soest, R. (2014). Xestospongia exigua. 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=221086 on 2014-07-14
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