BeRMS taxon details

Pione vastifica (Hancock, 1849)

157411  (

marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
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.; Ríos, P.; Downey, R. (2018). World Porifera database. Pione vastifica (Hancock, 1849). Accessed through: VLIZ Belgian Marine Species Consortium (2010 onwards) Belgian Register of Marine Species at: on 2018-03-24
VLIZ Belgian Marine Species Consortium (2010 onwards). Belgian Register of Marine Species. Pione vastifica (Hancock, 1849). Accessed at: on 2018-03-24
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basis of record Rützler, K. (2002). Family Clionaidae D'Orbigny, 1851. Pp. 173-185. In: Hooper, J. N. A. & Van Soest, R. W. M. (ed.) Systema Porifera. A guide to the classification of sponges. 1 (Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers: New York, Boston, Dordrecht, London, Moscow. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Gosner, K. L. (1971). Guide to identification of marine and estuarine invertebrates: Cape Hatteras to the Bay of Fundy. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 693 p. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Linkletter, L. E. (1977). A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68: p. [details]   

additional source Ben Mustapha, K; Zarrouk, S.; Souissi, A.; El Abed, A. (2003). Diversité des Démosponges Tunisiennes. Bulletin Institut national des Sciences et Technologies de la mer de Salammbô. 30, 55-78. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Rützler, K.; van Soest, R. W. M.; Piantoni, C. (2009). Sponges (Porifera) of the Gulf of Mexico. in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A & M Press, College Station, Texas. 285–313. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Gosner, K. L. (1978). A field guide to the Atlantic seashore. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. 329p. [details]   

additional source Cardone, F.; Corriero, G.; Fianchini, A.; Gravina, M. F.; Nonnis Marzano, C. (2014). Biodiversity of transitional waters: species composition and comparative analysis of hard bottom communities from the south-eastern Italian coast. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 94(01): 25-34., available online at
page(s): 4 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Ereskovsky, A. V.; Kovtun, O. A.; Pronin, K. K. (2016). Marine cave biota of the Tarkhankut Peninsula (Black Sea, Crimea), with emphasis on sponge taxonomic composition, spatial distribution and ecological particularities. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 96(2), 305–311., available online at
page(s): 5 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

redescription Rosell, D.; Uriz, M.J. (2002). Excavating and endolithic sponge species (Porifera) from the Mediterranean: species descriptions and identification key. Organisms, Diversity & Evolution. 2, 55-86.
page(s): 65-68; fig 7 & 8 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 
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