WoRMS taxon details

Placospongia melobesioides Gray, 1867

170615  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:170615)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Gray, J.E. (1867). On <i>Placospongia</i>, a new generic form of Spongiadae in the British Museum. <em>Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London.</em> 127-129.
page(s): 128-129 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Holotype  BMNH 1952.4.1.14, geounit Palawan/North Borneo  
Holotype BMNH 1952.4.1.14, geounit Palawan/North Borneo [details]
Description Description: Thinly encrusting sponge, 5-10 cm wide, 5 mm thick. Surface composed of rough armoured polygonal plates with...  
Description Description: Thinly encrusting sponge, 5-10 cm wide, 5 mm thick. Surface composed of rough armoured polygonal plates with raised edges (surface contracts when touched and gaps between plates close). Sandpapery feel; dark blackish-brown, maroonish-black interior. Habitat: eulittoral rocky flats, between and on coral rubble, in crevices. Distribution: Indo-Pacific (Richmond, 1997). [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. (2019). World Porifera Database. Placospongia melobesioides Gray, 1867. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=170615 on 2019-08-25
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original description Gray, J.E. (1867). On <i>Placospongia</i>, a new generic form of Spongiadae in the British Museum. <em>Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London.</em> 127-129.
page(s): 128-129 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record Richmond, M. (Ed.) (1997). A guide to the seashores of Eastern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean islands. Sida/Department for Research Cooperation, SAREC: Stockholm, Sweden. ISBN 91-630-4594-X. 448 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Pulitzer-Finali, G. (1993). A collection of marine sponges from East Africa. <em>Annales Museo Civico Storia Naturale "Giacomo Doria".</em> 89: 247-350.
page(s): 274 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Bergquist, P.R. (1965). The Sponges of Micronesia, Part I. The Palau Archipelago. <em>Pacific Science.</em> 19 (2): 123-204. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Carter, H.J. (1880). Report on Specimens dredged up from the Gulf of Manaar and presented to the Liverpool Free Museum by Capt.W.H. Cawne Warren. <em>Annals and Magazine of Natural History.</em> (5) 6(31):35-61, pls IV-VI; 129-156, pls VII, VIII.
page(s): 53-55 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Lendenfeld, R. von. (1898). Die Clavulina der Adria. <em>Nova acta Academiae Caesareae Leopoldino Carolinae germanicae naturaecuriosorum.</em> 69: 1-251, pls I-XII.
page(s): 52-54; pl VI fig 47, pl VII fig 66 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Topsent, E. (1893). Note sur quelques éponges du Golfe de Tadjoura recueillies par M. le Dr. L. Faurot. <em>Bulletin de la Société zoologique de France.</em> 18: 177-182.
page(s): 181 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Topsent, E. (1897). Spongiaires de la Baie d'Amboine. (Voyage de MM. M. Bedot et C. Pictet dans l'Archipel Malais). <em>Revue suisse de Zoologie.</em> 4: 421-487, pls 18-21.
page(s): 433 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Vosmaer, G.C.J.; Vernhout, J.H. (1902). The Porifera of the Siboga-Expedition. I. The genus <i>Placospongia</i>. <i>In</i>: Weber, M. (Ed.), Siboga-Expeditie. Uitkomsten op zoologisch, botanisch, oceanographisch en geologisch gebied verzameld in Nederlandsch Oost-lndië 1899-1900aan boord H.M. ‘Siboga' onder commando van Luitenant ter Zee 1e kl. G.F. Tydeman. 9 (Monographie VIa) (E.J. Brill, Leiden): 1-17, pls. 1-V. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 13-14 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Rützler, K. (2002). Family Placospongiidae Gray, 1867. Pp. 196-200. In Hooper, J. N. A. & Van Soest, R. W. M. (ed.) Systema Porifera. A guide to the classification of sponges. 1 (Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers: New York, Boston, Dordrecht, London, Moscow).  [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Barnes D.K.A.; Bell, J.J. (2002). Coastal sponge communities of the West Indian Ocean: taxonomic affinities, richness and diversity. <em>African Journal of Ecology.</em> 40: 337-349. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Rützler, K.; van Soest, R. W. M.; Piantoni, C. (2009). Sponges (Porifera) of the Gulf of Mexico. <i>in</i>: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A & M Press, College Station, Texas. 285–313. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Muricy, G.; Lopes, D.A.; Hajdu, E; Carvalho, M.S.; Moraes, F.C.; Klautau, M.; Menegola, C.; Pinheiro, U. (2011). Catalogue of Brazilian Porifera. <em>Museu Nacional, Série Livros.</em> 300 pp. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Thomas, P.A. (1985). Demospongiae of the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay. <em>In: Recent Advances in Marine Biology. New Delhi, James, P.S.B.R. (ed.). Today Tomorrow's Printers and Publishers.</em> 205-365.
page(s): 313-314 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Lim, S.C.; De Voogd, N.J.; Tan, K.S. 2008. A guide to sponges of Singapore. Science Centre Singapore, Pp. 1-173. [details]   

misapplication Laubenfels, M.W. de. (1953). Sponges from the Gulf of Mexico. <em>Bulletin of Marine Science of the Gulf and Caribbean.</em> 2(3): 511-557.
page(s): 540 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype BMNH 1952.4.1.14, geounit Palawan/North Borneo [details]
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Description Description: Thinly encrusting sponge, 5-10 cm wide, 5 mm thick. Surface composed of rough armoured polygonal plates with raised edges (surface contracts when touched and gaps between plates close). Sandpapery feel; dark blackish-brown, maroonish-black interior. Habitat: eulittoral rocky flats, between and on coral rubble, in crevices. Distribution: Indo-Pacific (Richmond, 1997). [details]