WoRMS name details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalichoclona gellindra de Laubenfels, 1932

345573  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:345573)

Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (genus transfer)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Laubenfels, M.W. de. (1932). The marine and fresh-water sponges of California. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 81 (2927):1-140. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype  USNM 22063, locality California (Carmel,...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype USNM 22063, locality California (Carmel, Monterey Peninsula) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy De Laubenfels, 1930: 28 erected Gellius (?)...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy De Laubenfels, 1930: 28 erected Gellius (?) epocheomaius with the remark 'Has no sigmas but in other respects is very like the genus Gellius'. Later (De Laubenfels, 1932: 114), after designating and describing a holotype for Halichoclona gellindra, he said that another somewhat similar specimen, which he previously (1930) called Gellius epocheoamaius, was so poor that it 'was not worth treating as a separate species because of its similarity to gellindra'. This ambiguous statement can be interpreted in at least two ways: (1) Gellius epocheomaius is the same species as Halichoclona gellindra, or (2) Gellius epocheomaius is close to but different from Halichoclona gellindra. In the first case, Halichoclona gellindra would be a junior synonym of Halichoclona epocheomaius and the description of H. gellindra would then extend to H. epocheomaius. In the second case, Gellius epocheomaius is a nomen nudum or species inquirenda, while H. gellindra stays an accepted name. Until this has been studied properly, we choose here the latter solution.  [details]
van Soest, R. (2008). Halichoclona gellindra. 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=345573 on 2017-12-14

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original description Laubenfels, M.W. de. (1932). The marine and fresh-water sponges of California. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 81 (2927):1-140. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype USNM 22063, locality California (Carmel, Monterey Peninsula) [details]
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy De Laubenfels, 1930: 28 erected Gellius (?) epocheomaius with the remark 'Has no sigmas but in other respects is very like the genus Gellius'. Later (De Laubenfels, 1932: 114), after designating and describing a holotype for Halichoclona gellindra, he said that another somewhat similar specimen, which he previously (1930) called Gellius epocheoamaius, was so poor that it 'was not worth treating as a separate species because of its similarity to gellindra'. This ambiguous statement can be interpreted in at least two ways: (1) Gellius epocheomaius is the same species as Halichoclona gellindra, or (2) Gellius epocheomaius is close to but different from Halichoclona gellindra. In the first case, Halichoclona gellindra would be a junior synonym of Halichoclona epocheomaius and the description of H. gellindra would then extend to H. epocheomaius. In the second case, Gellius epocheomaius is a nomen nudum or species inquirenda, while H. gellindra stays an accepted name. Until this has been studied properly, we choose here the latter solution.  [details]