Higher Classification: > Kingdom Chromista > Subkingdom Harosa > Infrakingdom Rhizaria > Phylum Foraminifera > Class Globothalamea > Subclass Textulariia > Order Lituolida > Suborder Hormosinina > Superfamily Hormosinoidea > Family Reophacidae > Genus Reophax

Reophax scorpiurus de Montfort, 1808

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

Reophaxde Montfort, 1808accepted genus name
Proteonina Williamson, 1858 synonym


basis of record

Gross, O. (2001). Foraminifera, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 60-75

additional source

Majewski W. 2005. Benthic foraminiferal communities: distribution and ecology in Admiralty Bay, King George Island, West Antarctica. Polish Polar Research, 26, 3, 159-214 pp.

additional source

Cornelius, N., Gooday, A.J. (2004) ‘Live’(stained) deep-sea benthic foraminiferans in the western Weddell Sea: trends in abundance, diversity, and taxonomic composition along a depth transect. Deep-Sea Research II 51, 1571-1602.

additional source

Sabbatini, A., Morigi, C., Ravaioli, M., Negri, A. 2004. Abyssal benthic foraminifera in the polar front region (Pacific sector): faunal composition, standing stock and size structure. Chemistry and Ecology 20, 117-129.

additional source

B. K. Sen Gupta, L. E. Smith, and M. L. Machain-Castillo. 2009. Foraminifera of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 87–129 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (71 publications)


Hayward, B.; Gross, O. (2014). Reophax scorpiurus. In: Hayward, B.W., Cedhagen, T., Kaminski, M., Gross, O. (2014) World Foraminifera Database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:114016




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Red List status LC 2008This species is least concern and is widespread and abundant according to the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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