WoRMS name details

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

221086  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:221086)

Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (genus transfer)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Description of Western Indian Ocean specimens:...  
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]
van Soest, R. (2008). Xestospongia exigua (Kirkpatrick, 1900). In: 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.; Rios, P.; Downey, R. (2017). World Porifera database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=221086 on 2017-12-12

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1998-09-25 13:59:39Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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2007-01-13 15:19:27Z
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2008-02-02 13:03:02Z
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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]   

additional source Bergquist, P. R. (1965). The Sponges of Micronesia, Part I. The Palau Archipelago. Pacific Science. 19(2): 123-204.
page(s): 149-152 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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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]