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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGellius epocheomaius De Laubenfels, 1930 
AphiaID: 708877

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorifera (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDemospongiae (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaplosclerida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaplosclerina (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChalinidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGellius (Genus)
Status nomen nudum
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGellius Gray, 1867 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona (Gellius) Gray, 1867
Source  original description Laubenfels, M.W. De 1930. The Sponges of California. (Abstracts of dissertations for the degree of doctor of philosophy) Stanford University Bulletin (5) 5(98): 24-29. [details]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
Attribute Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFunctional group benthos » Stage adult (inherited from Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorifera) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFunctional group plankton » Stage larva (inherited from Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorifera) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFeedingtype filter feeder (inherited from Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorifera) [details]
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy De Laubenfels, 1930: 28 erected this name as Gellius (?) epocheomaius with the remark 'Has no sigmas but in other respects is very like the genus Gellius'. Later (De Laubenfels, 1932: 114), after designating and describing a holotype for a species, Halichoclona gellindra (a species not mentioned in the 1930 list), he said that another somewhat similar specimen, which he previously (1930) called Gellius epocheoamaius, was so poor that it 'was not worth treating as a separate species because of its similarity to gellindra'. This ambiguous statement can be interpreted in at least two ways: (1) Gellius epocheomaius is the same species as Halichoclona gellindra, or (2) Gellius epocheomaius is close to but different from Halichoclona gellindra. In the first case, Halichoclona gellindra would be a junior synonym of Halichoclona epocheomaius and the description of H. gellindra would then extend to H. epocheomaius. In the second case, Gellius epocheomaius is a nomen nudum or species inquirenda, while H. gellindra stays an accepted name. Until this has been studied properly, we choose here the latter solution.  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:708877
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  Citation: van Soest, R. (2014). Gellius epocheomaius De Laubenfels, 1930. In: Van Soest, R.W.M; Boury-Esnault, N.; Hooper, J.N.A.; Rützler, K.; de Voogd, N.J.; Alvarez de Glasby, B.; Hajdu, E.; Pisera, A.B.; Manconi, R.; Schoenberg, C.; Janussen, D.; Tabachnick, K.R., Klautau, M.; Picton, B.; Kelly, M.; Vacelet, J.; Dohrmann, M.; Cristina Díaz, M.; Cárdenas, P. (2014) World Porifera database. Accessed through: Van Soest, R.W.M; Boury-Esnault, N.; Hooper, J.N.A.; Rützler, K.; de Voogd, N.J.; Alvarez de Glasby, B.; Hajdu, E.; Pisera, A.B.; Manconi, R.; Schoenberg, C.; Janussen, D.; Tabachnick, K.R., Klautau, M.; Picton, B.; Kelly, M.; Vacelet, J.; Dohrmann, M.; Cristina Díaz, M.; Cárdenas, P. (2014) World Porifera database at http://www.marinespecies.org/porifera/porifera.php?p=taxdetails&id=708877 on 2014-07-25
  


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