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Porifera 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.; 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. Placospongia melobesioides Gray, 1867. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/porifera/porifera.php?p=taxdetails&id=170615 on 2021-07-28
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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]   

basis of record Becking, L.E. (2013). Revision of the genus <i>Placospongia</i> (Porifera, Demospongiae, Hadromerida, Placospongiidae) in the Indo-West Pacific. <em>ZooKeys.</em> 298: 39-76., available online at https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.298.1913
page(s): 55 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

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]   

additional source Rützler, K. (2002 [2004]). Family Placospongiidae Gray, 1867. Pp. 196-200. <em>In: Hooper, J.N.A.; Van Soest, R.W.M. (eds) Systema Porifera. A guide to the classification of sponges.</em> Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers, New York, 1708 + xvliii. ISBN 978-1-4615-0747-5 (eBook electronic version). [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

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.
page(s): 186 [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 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; note: Misapplication [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Laubenfels, M.W. de. (1954). The Sponges of the West-Central Pacific. <em>Oregon State Monographs. Studies in Zoology.</em> 7: i-x, 1-306,pls I-XII.
page(s): 220-221 [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 Lindgren, N.G. (1898). Beitrag zur Kenntniss der Spongienfauna des Malayischen Archipels und der chinesischen Meere. <em>Zoologische Jahrbücher. Abteilung für Systematik, Geographie und Biologie der Thiere.</em> 11: 283-378, pls 17-20.
page(s): 326-327 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Sollas, W.J. (1888). Report on the Tetractinellida collected by H.M.S. Challenger, during the years 1873-1876. <em>Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873–76. Zoology.</em> 25 (part 63): 1-458, pl. 1-44, 1 map., available online at http://www.19thcenturyscience.org/HMSC/HMSC-Reports/Zool-63/htm/doc.html
page(s): 271 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Thiele, J. (1899). Studien über pazifische Spongien. II. Ueber einige Spongien von Celebes. Zoologica. <em>Original-Abhandlungen aus dem Gesamtgebiete der Zoologie. Stuttgart.</em> 24 (2): 1-33, pls I-V.
page(s): 9 [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 Wilson, H.V. (1925). Silicious and horny sponges collected by the U.S. Fisheries Steamer ‘Albatross' during the Philippine Expedition,1907-10. pp. 273-532, pls 37-52. <i>In</i>: Contributions to the biology of the Philippine Archipelago and adjacent regions. <em>Bulletin of the United States National Museum.</em> 100 (2, part 4).
page(s): 346 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Rützler, K. (2002). Family Placospongiidae Gray, 1867. Pp. 196-200. <em>In: Hooper, J.N.A.; Van Soest, R.W.M. (eds) Systema Porifera. A guide to the classification of sponges. 2 volumes.</em> Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers, New York, 1708 + xvliii. ISBN 0-306-47260-0 (printed version). [details]  Full text PDF 

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 Bergquist, P.R.; Morton, J.E.; Tizard, C.A. (1971). Some Demospongiae from the Solomon Islands with descriptive notes on the major sponge habitats. <em>Micronesica.</em> 7 (1-2): 99-121.
page(s): 102 [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] 
 
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Holotype BMNH 1952.4.1.14, geounit Palawan/North Borneo [details]
From editor or global species database
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]


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