Based on a re-examination of the type, Santodomingo & Becking (2018, p.20) suggest that this species would be a synonym of Cinachyrella australiensis. However, a re-description of the lectotype is missing and we prefer to wait for additional data (new specimens from Sri Lanka, molecular data) to test this hypothesis.
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