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Porifera taxon details

Sarcomella medusa Schmidt, 1868

384641  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:384641)

accepted
Species
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.
page(s): 1 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Holotype  BMNH 1868.3.2.37, geounit Western...  
Holotype BMNH 1868.3.2.37, geounit Western Mediterranean [details]
Holotype MNHN DT 749, geounit Western Mediterranean [details]
Holotype MNHN unnumbered, geounit Western Mediterranean [details]
Taxonomy This genus and species was omitted from the Systema Porifera (and from previous overviews of the Halichondriidae). It was...  
Taxonomy This genus and species 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 medusa Schmidt, 1868. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/porifera/porifera.php?p=taxdetails&id=384641 on 2019-08-17
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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.
page(s): 1 [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 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype BMNH 1868.3.2.37, geounit Western Mediterranean [details]
Holotype MNHN DT 749, geounit Western Mediterranean [details]
Holotype MNHN unnumbered, geounit Western Mediterranean [details]
From editor or global species database
Taxonomy This genus and species 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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