Santodomingo & Becking have examined type material and material from Dendy (1922), along with material from Indonesia. Based on its morphology, they suggest that C. anomala is a junior synonym of Cinachyrella porosa (Lendenfeld, 1888). However, based on the fact that C. porosa may be a species complex of at least 6 different potential species (Schuster et al., 2017), we refrain from accepting this synonymy until more genetic data can be gathered.
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