ThThis is a Mediterranean species. Jenkin's record likely concerns an undescribed species of Ernstia.
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Jenkin, C.F. (1908). The Marine Fauna of Zanzibar and British East Africa, from Collections made by Cyril Crossland M.A., in the Years 1901 & 1902, The Calcareous Sponges. <em>Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London.</em> 1908 : 434-456.[details]