WoRMS taxon details

Haliclona (Gellius) jeancharcoti Van Soest & Hooper, 2020

1424327  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:1424327)

accepted
Species
Adocia tenellus (Topsent, 1916) (genus transfer and preoccupied)
Gellius tenellus Topsent, 1916 (genus transfer and preoccupied)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Van Soest, R. W. M.; Hooper, J. N. A.; Butler, P. J. (2020). Every sponge its own name: removing Porifera homonyms. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 4745(1): 1-93., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4745.1.1
page(s): 57 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Nomenclature We cite here Van Soest et al.'s (2020: 57) explanation for the nomen novum.
Removal of homonymy between Haliclona tenella...  
Nomenclature We cite here Van Soest et al.'s (2020: 57) explanation for the nomen novum.
Removal of homonymy between Haliclona tenella (Von Lendenfeld, 1887) and Haliclona tenella (Topsent, 1916).
1. Chalinopora tenella Von Lendenfeld, 1887: 765 (type locality Port Jackson, Eastern Australia). The genus Chalinopora Von Lendenfeld, 1887: 740 was assigned to the synonymy of Callyspongia Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 by Wiedenmayer (1989: 104), but the species C. tenella was considered to be a member of the genus Pachychalina Schmidt, 1868: 8 by Dendy (1895: 242), of Cladochalina Schmidt, 1870: 35 (with question mark) by Burton (1927: 294-295), and considered Chalinidae incertae sedis by Hooper & Wiedenmayer (1994: 121). Reading the various descriptions and comments, we concur with Hooper & Wiedenmayer, that the species is not a member of Callyspongiidae but rather of Chalinidae on account of its soft consistency and lax skeleton. Elaborately massive, size 12 x 8 cm, and oxeas of 120 x 4 μm in length, as cited for the type, are indicative of the genus Haliclona Grant, 1841 (as was already acknowledged in the World Porifera Database). Accordingly, Von Lendenfeld’s species was reassigned to Haliclona tenella. This reassignment created a case of homonymy with Gellius tenellus Topsent, 1916 (ICZN Art. 57.3), as Gellius Gray, 1867 is a subgenus of Haliclona.
2. Gellius tenellus Topsent, 1916: 171 (type locality off Petermann Island, Antarctic Peninsula). Burton (1932: 276) transferred Topsent’s species to the genus Adocia Gray, 1867: 522 as Adocia tenellus. Both the genera Gellius Gray, 1867: 538 and Adocia are junior synonyms of Haliclona Grant, 1841 (cf. De Weerdt 2000: 9), and Gellius is currently recognized as a subgenus, Haliclona (Gellius). Most species described originally as Gellius, including G. tenellus, were transferred to Haliclona (Gellius), thus Topsent’s species was currently named Haliclona (Gellius) tenella. This is a junior secondary synonym of Von Lendenfeld’s Haliclona tenella and accordingly a new name was warranted (ICZN Art. 60.3).
3. Summary: Haliclona tenella (Von Lendenfeld, 1887) as a senior secondary homonym is to be maintained (ICZN Art. 57.3). Haliclona (Gellius) tenella (Topsent, 1916) is a junior secondary homomym, which needed to be renamed (ICZN
Art. 60.3). To remove the homonymy Haliclona (Gellius) jeancharcoti nom. nov.was proposed, named after the Commander of the 2nd French Antarctic Expedition 1908-1910. [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.; Kelly, M.; Vacelet, J.; Dohrmann, M.; Díaz, M.-C.; Cárdenas, P.; Carballo, J.L.; Ríos, P.; Downey, R.; Morrow, C.C. (2021). World Porifera Database. Haliclona (Gellius) jeancharcoti Van Soest & Hooper, 2020. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1424327 on 2021-06-12
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2020-03-08 13:22:15Z
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2021-03-15 09:46:14Z
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original description Van Soest, R. W. M.; Hooper, J. N. A.; Butler, P. J. (2020). Every sponge its own name: removing Porifera homonyms. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 4745(1): 1-93., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4745.1.1
page(s): 57 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

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Nomenclature We cite here Van Soest et al.'s (2020: 57) explanation for the nomen novum.
Removal of homonymy between Haliclona tenella (Von Lendenfeld, 1887) and Haliclona tenella (Topsent, 1916).
1. Chalinopora tenella Von Lendenfeld, 1887: 765 (type locality Port Jackson, Eastern Australia). The genus Chalinopora Von Lendenfeld, 1887: 740 was assigned to the synonymy of Callyspongia Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 by Wiedenmayer (1989: 104), but the species C. tenella was considered to be a member of the genus Pachychalina Schmidt, 1868: 8 by Dendy (1895: 242), of Cladochalina Schmidt, 1870: 35 (with question mark) by Burton (1927: 294-295), and considered Chalinidae incertae sedis by Hooper & Wiedenmayer (1994: 121). Reading the various descriptions and comments, we concur with Hooper & Wiedenmayer, that the species is not a member of Callyspongiidae but rather of Chalinidae on account of its soft consistency and lax skeleton. Elaborately massive, size 12 x 8 cm, and oxeas of 120 x 4 μm in length, as cited for the type, are indicative of the genus Haliclona Grant, 1841 (as was already acknowledged in the World Porifera Database). Accordingly, Von Lendenfeld’s species was reassigned to Haliclona tenella. This reassignment created a case of homonymy with Gellius tenellus Topsent, 1916 (ICZN Art. 57.3), as Gellius Gray, 1867 is a subgenus of Haliclona.
2. Gellius tenellus Topsent, 1916: 171 (type locality off Petermann Island, Antarctic Peninsula). Burton (1932: 276) transferred Topsent’s species to the genus Adocia Gray, 1867: 522 as Adocia tenellus. Both the genera Gellius Gray, 1867: 538 and Adocia are junior synonyms of Haliclona Grant, 1841 (cf. De Weerdt 2000: 9), and Gellius is currently recognized as a subgenus, Haliclona (Gellius). Most species described originally as Gellius, including G. tenellus, were transferred to Haliclona (Gellius), thus Topsent’s species was currently named Haliclona (Gellius) tenella. This is a junior secondary synonym of Von Lendenfeld’s Haliclona tenella and accordingly a new name was warranted (ICZN Art. 60.3).
3. Summary: Haliclona tenella (Von Lendenfeld, 1887) as a senior secondary homonym is to be maintained (ICZN Art. 57.3). Haliclona (Gellius) tenella (Topsent, 1916) is a junior secondary homomym, which needed to be renamed (ICZN
Art. 60.3). To remove the homonymy Haliclona (Gellius) jeancharcoti nom. nov.was proposed, named after the Commander of the 2nd French Antarctic Expedition 1908-1910. [details]