Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera > Class Demospongiae > Order Poecilosclerida > Suborder Mycalina > Family Mycalidae > Genus Mycale

Mycale (Rhaphidotheca) Kent, 1870

Rank: Subgenus
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

MycaleGray, 1867accepted genus name

Subgenus group names

Rhaphidotheca Kent, 1870 basionym
Gomphostegia Topsent, 1896 synonym
Mycale (Gomphostegia) Topsent, 1896 synonym
Rhaphidotheca Kent, 1870 synonym


Mycale (Rhaphidotheca) arctica (Hentschel, 1929)
Mycale (Rhaphidotheca) loricata (Topsent, 1896)
Mycale (Rhaphidotheca) marshallhalli (Kent, 1870)


original description

Kent, W. Saville 1870a. On two new Siliceous Sponges taken in the late Dredging-Expedition of the Yacht 'Norma' off the Coasts of Spain and Portugal. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (4) 6(33): 217-224, pl. XV.

basis of record

Van Soest, R.W.M.; Hajdu, E. 2002. Family Mycalidae Lundbeck, 1905. Pp. 669-690. 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

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

additional source

Bukry, D. 1979. Coccolith and silicoflagellate stratigraphy, northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge and Reykjanes Ridge Deep Sea Drilling project Leg 49. Deep Sea Drilling Project Initial Reports 49 (18): 551-581.



External Links



van Soest, R. (2014). Mycale (Rhaphidotheca) Kent, 1870. 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:132139




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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