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Cacospongia mollior sensu Ridley, 1884

493737  (

 unaccepted (genus transfer and misidentification)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Not documented
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. Cacospongia mollior sensu Ridley, 1884. Accessed at: on 2021-08-04
2010-08-06 18:21:38Z

basis of record Ridley, S.O. (1884). Spongiida. <em>Report on the Zoological Collections made in the Indo-Pacific Ocean during the Voyage of H.M.S. ‘Alert', 1881-2. (British Museum (Natural History): London).</em> 366-482, pls 39-43; 582-630, pls 53-54.
page(s): 378 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Wiedenmayer, F. (1989). Demospongiae (Porifera) from northern Bass Strait, southern Australia. <em>Memoirs Museum Victoria.</em> 50(1): 1-242, pls 1-38. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 123 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy Hooper, J.N.A.; Wiedenmayer, F. (1994). Porifera. <i>In</i>: Wells, A. (ed.) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 12. Melbourne, CSIRO. , available online at [details]   

source of synonymy Lendenfeld, R. von. (1889). A Monograph of the Horny Sponges. (Trübner and Co.: London). iii-iv, 1-936, pls 1-50., available online at;view=1up;seq=1
page(s): 256 [details]   
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

From editor or global species database
Identification There is doubt about the synonymy with S.hispida of Ridley's record, but it is unlikely to be conspecific with Schmidt's Adriatic species.  [details]

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