Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera > Class Demospongiae > Order Hadromerida > Family Timeidae

Timea Gray, 1867

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted


Timea acutostellata Hanitsch, 1894
Timea bifidostellata Pulitzer-Finali, 1983
Timea chondrilloides (Topsent, 1904)
Timea crassa (Topsent, 1900)
Timea cumana Pulitzer-Finali, 1978
Timea fasciata Topsent, 1934
Timea geministellata Pulitzer-Finali, 1978
Timea hallezi (Topsent, 1894)
Timea irregularis Sarà & Siribelli, 1960
Timea mixta (Topsent, 1896)
Timea simplistellata Pulitzer-Finali, 1983
Timea stellata (Bowerbank, 1866)
Timea stellifasciata Sarà & Siribelli, 1960
Timea stelligera (Carter, 1882)
Timea stellivarians (Carter, 1880)
Timea tristellata (Topsent, 1892)
Timea unistellata (Topsent, 1892)


original description

Gray, J.E. 1867a. Notes on the Arrangement of Sponges, with the Descriptions of some New Genera. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1867(2): 492-558, pls XXVII-XXVIII.

basis of record

Rützler, K. 2002. Family Timeidae Topsent, 1928. Pp. 266-267. 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).

additional source

Thomas, P.A. 1981. A second collection of marine Demospongiae from Mahe Island in the Seychelles Bank (Indian Ocean). Annalen. Reeks in 8 - Koninklijk Museum voor Midden-Afrika: zoologische wetenschappen, 233. Koninklijk Museum voor Midden-Afrika: Tervuren, Belgium. 54 plates 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



External Links



van Soest, R. (2014). Timea Gray, 1867. 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:132079




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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