Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera > Class Homoscleromorpha > Order Homosclerophorida > Family Oscarellidae

Oscarella Vosmaer, 1884

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

Octavella Tuzet & Paris, 1963 synonym


Oscarella imperialis Muricy, Boury-Esnault, Bézac & Vacelet, 1996
Oscarella lobularis (Schmidt, 1862)
Oscarella microlobata Muricy, Boury-Esnault, Bézac & Vacelet, 1996
Oscarella rubra (Hanitsch, 1890)
Oscarella tuberculata (Schmidt, 1868)
Oscarella viridis Muricy, Boury-Esnault, Bézac & Vacelet, 1996


original description

Vosmaer, G.C.J. 1884. Porifera. In: Bronn, H.G., Die Klassen und Ordnungen des Thierreichs, Volume II: 65-176, Pl. III, VII-XVIII.

basis of record

Vosmaer, G.C.J. 1887. Klassen und Ordnungen der Spongien (Porifera). Pp. i-xii, 1-496, pls I-XXXIV. In: Bronn, H.G. (Ed.), Die Klassen und Ordnungen des Thierreichs. 2. (Leipzig & Heidelberg).

additional source

Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.) (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp.

additional source

Van Soest, R.W.M. 2001. Porifera, 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. 85-103

source of synonymy

Boury-Esnault, N.; Solé-Cava, A.M.; Thorpe, J.P. 1992b. Genetic and cytological divergence between colour morphs of the Mediterranean sponge Oscarella lobularis Schmidt (Porifera, Demospongiae,Oscarellidae). Journal of Natural History 26: 271-284.



External Links



Boury-Esnault, N.; van Soest, R. (2014). Oscarella Vosmaer, 1884. In: Van Soest, R.W.M; Boury-Esnault, N.; Hooper, J.N.A.; Rützler, K.; de Voogd, N.J.; Alvarez de Glasby, B.; Hajdu, E.; Pisera, A.B.; Manconi, R.; Schoenberg, C.; Janussen, D.; Tabachnick, K.R., Klautau, M.; Picton, B.; Kelly, M.; Vacelet, J.; Dohrmann, M.; Cristina Díaz, M.; Cárdenas, P. (2014) World Porifera 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:131979




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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