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Porifera taxon details

Sarcomella Schmidt, 1868

384640  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:384640)

accepted
Genus
Sarcomella medusa Schmidt, 1868 (type by monotypy)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Schmidt, O. (1868). Die Spongien der Küste von Algier. Mit Nachträgen zu den Spongien des Adriatischen Meeres (Drittes Supplement). (Wilhelm Engelmann: Leipzig): i-iv, 1-44, pls I-V.  [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Taxonomy This genus was omitted from the Systema Porifera (and from previous overviews of the Halichondriidae). It was considered...  
Taxonomy This genus was omitted from the Systema Porifera (and from previous overviews of the Halichondriidae). It was considered incertae sedis by Vosmaer (1935) and de Laubenfels (1936), but Topsent (1938) redescribed the type specimen and demonstrated that it is very likely a halichondrid. The properties of the type species remind strongly of the genus Spongosorites, but species of that genus usually have size classes of spicules, absent from Sarcomella medusa. It is possibly close or congeneric with the suberitid genus Pseudospongosorites. The genus and species were not recently recognized in the Mediterranean sponge fauna. [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. Sarcomella Schmidt, 1868. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/porifera/porifera.php?p=taxdetails&id=384640 on 2019-08-20
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original description Schmidt, O. (1868). Die Spongien der Küste von Algier. Mit Nachträgen zu den Spongien des Adriatischen Meeres (Drittes Supplement). (Wilhelm Engelmann: Leipzig): i-iv, 1-44, pls I-V.  [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record Topsent, E. (1938). Commentaires sur quelques genres d'Eponges marines. <em>Bulletin de l'Institut océanographique, Monaco.</em> 744: 1-23. [details]  OpenAccess publication 
From editor or global species database
Taxonomy This genus was omitted from the Systema Porifera (and from previous overviews of the Halichondriidae). It was considered incertae sedis by Vosmaer (1935) and de Laubenfels (1936), but Topsent (1938) redescribed the type specimen and demonstrated that it is very likely a halichondrid. The properties of the type species remind strongly of the genus Spongosorites, but species of that genus usually have size classes of spicules, absent from Sarcomella medusa. It is possibly close or congeneric with the suberitid genus Pseudospongosorites. The genus and species were not recently recognized in the Mediterranean sponge fauna. [details]
 





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