WoRMS taxon details

Acanthella pulcherrima Ridley & Dendy, 1886

165664  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:165664)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Ridley, S.O.; Dendy, A. (1886). Preliminary report on the Monaxonida collected by H.M.S. Challenger. Part I. <em>Annals and Magazine of Natural History.</em> 18: 325-351, 470-493.
page(s): 479 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

Ridley, S.O.; Dendy, A. (1887). Report on the Monaxonida collected by H.M.S. 'Challenger' during the years 1873-76. <em>Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873–76. Zoology.</em> 20 (part 59): i-lxviii, 1-275, pl. 1-51, 1 map., available online at http://www.19thcenturyscience.org/HMSC/HMSC-Reports/Zool-59/README.htm
page(s): 177 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Lectotype  BMNH 1887.5.2.23, geounit Torres Strait...  
Lectotype BMNH 1887.5.2.23, geounit Torres Strait Northern Great Barrier Reef [details]
Note Ridley & Dendy (1886, 1887) described two...  
Type material Ridley & Dendy (1886, 1887) described two specimens, one is an Alert specimen from the Prince of Wales Channel, Torres Straits, unnamed by Ridley (1884) (as Acanthella sp.), a second was collected by the Challenger Exped. from a nearby locality. Hooper & Wiedenmayer (1994: 78) listed a 'Alert' specimen as 'holotype', specimen BMNH 1921.11.7.100, without mentioning the Challenger specimen. Hooper & Lévi (1993: 1415) also gave this type citation, but in a table (table 3) on p. 1417 they listed the Challenger specimen BMNH 1887.5.2.23 as 'holotype'; moreover, in Fig. 14G they show a photograph of BMNH 1887.5.2.23 and call this holotype. Alvarez & Hooper (2010: 17) revisited the type status and indicated BMNH 1887.5.2.23, collected by the Alert as the holotype, referring BMNH 1921.11.7.100 as holotype of A. cavernosa Dendy, 1922 collected from the Amirantes. From the BMNH specimen website we learn (2020) that the only specimen currently extant is the Challlenger Exped. specimen BMNH 1887.5.2.23, assigned here lectotype status. There is a slide of the lectotype in the Paris Museum, MNHN LBIM DCL 208L. The Alert specimen, here assigned paralectotype status is apparently no longer extant. [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. (2020). World Porifera Database. Acanthella pulcherrima Ridley & Dendy, 1886. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=165664 on 2020-10-19
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original description Ridley, S.O.; Dendy, A. (1886). Preliminary report on the Monaxonida collected by H.M.S. Challenger. Part I. <em>Annals and Magazine of Natural History.</em> 18: 325-351, 470-493.
page(s): 479 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description Ridley, S.O.; Dendy, A. (1887). Report on the Monaxonida collected by H.M.S. 'Challenger' during the years 1873-76. <em>Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873–76. Zoology.</em> 20 (part 59): i-lxviii, 1-275, pl. 1-51, 1 map., available online at http://www.19thcenturyscience.org/HMSC/HMSC-Reports/Zool-59/README.htm
page(s): 177 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source 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): 463; note: as Acanthella sp. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Alvarez, B.; Hooper, J.N.A. (2010). Taxonomic revision of the order Halichondrida (Porifera: Demospongiae) of northern Australia. Family Dictyonellidae. <em>The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory.</em> 26: 13-36.
page(s): 17 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Lectotype BMNH 1887.5.2.23, geounit Torres Strait Northern Great Barrier Reef [details]
Paralectotype BMNH no number (specimen lost), geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
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Type material Ridley & Dendy (1886, 1887) described two specimens, one is an Alert specimen from the Prince of Wales Channel, Torres Straits, unnamed by Ridley (1884) (as Acanthella sp.), a second was collected by the Challenger Exped. from a nearby locality. Hooper & Wiedenmayer (1994: 78) listed a 'Alert' specimen as 'holotype', specimen BMNH 1921.11.7.100, without mentioning the Challenger specimen. Hooper & Lévi (1993: 1415) also gave this type citation, but in a table (table 3) on p. 1417 they listed the Challenger specimen BMNH 1887.5.2.23 as 'holotype'; moreover, in Fig. 14G they show a photograph of BMNH 1887.5.2.23 and call this holotype. Alvarez & Hooper (2010: 17) revisited the type status and indicated BMNH 1887.5.2.23, collected by the Alert as the holotype, referring BMNH 1921.11.7.100 as holotype of A. cavernosa Dendy, 1922 collected from the Amirantes. From the BMNH specimen website we learn (2020) that the only specimen currently extant is the Challlenger Exped. specimen BMNH 1887.5.2.23, assigned here lectotype status. There is a slide of the lectotype in the Paris Museum, MNHN LBIM DCL 208L. The Alert specimen, here assigned paralectotype status is apparently no longer extant. [details]