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Tethya robusta (Bowerbank, 1873)

170988  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:170988)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
(ofTethea robusta Bowerbank, 1873) Bowerbank, J.S. (1873). Contributions to a General History of the Spongiadae. Part IV. <em>Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London.</em> 1873: 3-25, pls I-IV. [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Type locality contained in South West Australia  
type locality contained in South West Australia [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Homonymy This is a senior secondary homonym of Tethya robusta Carter, 1887. Since the latter has been reassigned to Cinachyrella the...  
Homonymy This is a senior secondary homonym of Tethya robusta Carter, 1887. Since the latter has been reassigned to Cinachyrella the homonymy has been removed. [details]

Description Spherical, up to 2 cm diameter. Surface divided into raised polygonal areas separated by inhalant channels. Tough...  
Description Spherical, up to 2 cm diameter. Surface divided into raised polygonal areas separated by inhalant channels. Tough pinkish-orange rind, 2-3 mm thick, over a softer mustard gold interior with tough radiating spicule tracts. Habitat: shallow lagoons on coral rubble in crevices, under rock. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. Allied species T. seychellensis (Richmond, 1997). [details]
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. Tethya robusta (Bowerbank, 1873). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/porifera/porifera.php?p=taxdetails&id=170988 on 2018-10-24
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original description  (ofTethea robusta Bowerbank, 1873) Bowerbank, J.S. (1873). Contributions to a General History of the Spongiadae. Part IV. <em>Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London.</em> 1873: 3-25, pls I-IV. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofDonatia japonica var. albanensis Hentschel, 1909) Hentschel, E. (1909). Tetraxonida. I. Teil. Pp. 347-402, pls XXII-XXIII. <i>In</i>: Michaelsen, W. & Hartmeyer, R. (Eds), Die Fauna Südwest-Australiens.Ergebnisse der Hamburger südwest-australischen Forschungsreise 1905. Volume 2 (21). (Fischer: Jena).
page(s): 874 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofDonatia arabica Topsent, 1906) Topsent, E. (1906). Eponges recueillies par M. Ch. Gravier dans la Mer Rouge. <em>Bulletin du Muséum national d’histoire naturelle.</em> 12 (7): 557-570. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

context source (HKRMS) Cheung, P. S. C. (1991). An intertidal survey Cape d' Aguilar, Hong Kong with special reference to the ecology of high-zoned rock pools. <em>Mphil thesis. The University of Hong Kong.</em>  [details]   

basis of record Sarà, M.; Sarà, A. (2004). A revision of Australian and New Zealand <i>Tethya</i> (Porifera: Demospongiae) with preliminary analysis of species-groupings. <em>Invertebrate Systematics.</em> 18: 117-156. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Thomas, P.A. (1981). A second collection of marine Demospongiae from Mahe Island in the Seychelles Bank (Indian Ocean). <em>Annales du Musée royal de l’Afrique centrale, Tervuren. Sciences zoologiques.</em> 233: 1-63. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Thomas, P.A. (1979). Studies on sponges of the Mozambique channel. I. Sponges of the Inhaca Island. II. Sponges of Mambone and Paradise Islands. <em>Annales du Musée royal de l’Afrique centrale, Tervuren. Sciences zoologiques.</em> 227: 1-73, pls I-III.
page(s): 39-40 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Kelly, M.; Edwards, A.R.; Wilkinson, M.R.; Alvarez, B.; Cook, S. de C.; Bergquist, P.R.; Buckeridge, St J.; Campbell, H.J.; Reiswig, H.M.; Valentine, C.; Vacelet, J. (2009). Phylum Porifera: sponges. <em>in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia.</em> pp. 23-46. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Thomas, P.A. (1985). Demospongiae of the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay. <em>In: Recent Advances in Marine Biology. New Delhi, James, P.S.B.R. (ed.). Today Tomorrow's Printers and Publishers.</em> 205-365.
page(s): 330 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Lim, S.C.; De Voogd, N.J.; Tan, K.S. 2008. A guide to sponges of Singapore. Science Centre Singapore, Pp. 1-173. [details]   

additional source Thomas, P.A.; Pillai, C.S.G.; Rajagopalan, M.S. (1996). Demospongiae of the Gulf of Kutch. <em>Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India.</em> 8 (1-2): 124-132.
page(s): 132 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Richmond, M. (Ed.) (1997). A guide to the seashores of Eastern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean islands. Sida/Department for Research Cooperation, SAREC: Stockholm, Sweden. ISBN 91-630-4594-X. 448 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Thomas, P.A. (1973). Marine Demospongiae of Mahe Island in the Seychelles Bank (Indian Ocean). <em>Annales du Musée royal de l’Afrique centrale. Sciences zoologiques.</em> (203): 1-96, pls 1-8. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 71-72 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Thomas, P.A. (1986 [1980]). Demospongiae of Minicoy Island (Indian Ocean). - Part 3. Orders Halichondrida, Hadromerida, Epipolasida and Choristida. <em>Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India-.</em> 22 (1-2): 8-20.
page(s): 12-14 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Van Soest, R.W.M. (1982). A small collection of sponges (Porifera) from Hong Kong. <i>In:</i> B.S.Morton & C.K. Tseng (eds) The Marine Flora and Fauna of Hong Kong and Southern China. <em>(Proceedings 1st International Marine Biolology Workshop).</em> p. 85-95.
page(s): 88 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record  (ofTethea robusta Bowerbank, 1873) Sarà, M.; Sarà, A. (2004). A revision of Australian and New Zealand <i>Tethya</i> (Porifera: Demospongiae) with preliminary analysis of species-groupings. <em>Invertebrate Systematics.</em> 18: 117-156. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source  (ofDonatia robusta (Bowerbank, 1873)) Dendy, A.; Burton, M. (1926). Report on some deep-sea sponges from the Indian Museum collected by the R.I.M.S. "Investigator". Part I. Hexactinellida and Tetractinellida (pars). <em>Records of the Indian Museum.</em> 28(4): 225-248. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source  (ofDonatia robusta (Bowerbank, 1873)) Burton, M. (1926). Cambridge Expedition to the Suez canal, III. Report on the sponges. <em>Transactions of the Zoological Society.</em> 22: 71-83. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

source of synonymy  (ofDonatia arabica Topsent, 1906) Burton, M. (1924). A revision of the sponge family Donatiidae. <em>Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London.</em> 1924 (part 4): 1033-1045, pl. 1. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

new combination reference  (ofDonatia robusta (Bowerbank, 1873)) Burton, M. (1924). A revision of the sponge family Donatiidae. <em>Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London.</em> 1924 (part 4): 1033-1045, pl. 1. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
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Unknown type [from synonym] MNHN DT 2704, geounit Djibouti (Mer Rouge) [view taxon]
Unknown type [from synonym] MNHN DT 2704 ?, geounit Djibouti (Baie de Djibouti) [view taxon]
From editor or global species database
Homonymy This is a senior secondary homonym of Tethya robusta Carter, 1887. Since the latter has been reassigned to Cinachyrella the homonymy has been removed. [details]

From regional or thematic species database
Specimen M.R.A.C. no 507 D. [details]

From other sources
Description Spherical, up to 2 cm diameter. Surface divided into raised polygonal areas separated by inhalant channels. Tough pinkish-orange rind, 2-3 mm thick, over a softer mustard gold interior with tough radiating spicule tracts. Habitat: shallow lagoons on coral rubble in crevices, under rock. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. Allied species T. seychellensis (Richmond, 1997). [details]
 

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English golfball sponge  [details]


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