basis of recordVan Soest, R.W.M. (2002). Family Hymedesmiidae. <em>in: Hooper, J.N.A. & Van Soest, R.W.M. (eds). Systema Porifera, a guide to the classification of sponges.</em> Pp 575-593. Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York.[details]
additional sourceVan Soest, R.W.M. (2001). Porifera, <b><i>in</i></b>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification</i>. <em>Collection Patrimoines Naturels.</em> 50: 85-103. (look up in IMIS) [details]
additional sourceBowerbank, J.S. (1874). A Monograph of the British Spongiadae. Volume 3. (Ray Society: London): i-xvii, 1-367, pls I-XCII., available online athttps://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/1871265 page(s): 65, Pl. XXV; note: illustration of the type-specimen [details]
Present Inaccurate Introduced: alien Containing type locality
Holotype BMNH 1922.214.171.124, geounit North Sea [details]
From editor or global species database
Remark Please note that the lectotype designation of Microciona ambigua made by van Soest, 2002 (p. 590 and fig. 10) is wrong. The holotype described by Bowerbank was attached to a bivalve shell and is the specimen indicated as paralectotype by van Soest. Since there is no doubt from Bowerbank's description what the holotype comprised the lectotype and paralectype indications of van Soest are illegal and void.
It is quite possible that the SEM images of the lectotype given by van Soest concern a different species, Plocamionida microcionides (Carter, 1876 as Hymeraphia). [details]