WoRMS name details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpongia lamella (Schulze, 1879)

556512  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:556512)

alternate representation (subgenus assignment)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Boury-Esnault, N.; van Soest, R. (2015). Spongia lamella (Schulze, 1879). 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=556512 on 2017-12-15

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2010-12-20 11:27:57Z
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2015-03-27 10:05:20Z
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basis of record Pronzato, R.; Manconi, R. 2008. Mediterranean commercial sponges: over 5000 years of natural history and cultural heritage. Marine Ecology 29: 146-166., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0485.2008.00235.x [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Vacelet, J. (1959). Répartition générale des éponges et systématique des éponges cornées de la région de Marseille et de quelques stations méditerranéennes. Recueil des Travaux de la Station marine d’Endoume. 16 (26): 39-101, pls 1-3.
page(s): 78 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

redescription Castritsi-Catharios, J.; Magli, M.; Vacelet,J. (2007). Evaluation of the quality of two commercial sponges by tensile strength measurement. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK. 87: 1765–1771.
note: comparison of Mediterranean and Philippines Elephant Ear [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeotype MSNG 54199, locality Ionian Sea (Strait of Sicily) [details]
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAdditional information All specimens identified as Spongia agaricina from Mediterranean are in fact Spongia lamella. Both species are known under the vernacular name "Elephant ear", but S. agaricina is a species from Philippines area only and S.lamella is from Mediterranean Sea and adjacent waters [details]