Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera > Class Calcarea > Subclass Calcaronea > Order Leucosolenida > Family Leucosoleniidae > Genus Leucosolenia

Leucosolenia complicata (Montagu, 1814)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

LeucosoleniaBowerbank, 1864accepted genus name
Ascortis Haeckel, 1872 synonym

Species group names

Spongia complicata Montagu, 1814 basionym
Leucosolenia fabricii (Schmidt, 1869) synonym
Spongia complicata Montagu, 1814 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: vertakte witte buisjesspons


original description

Montagu, G. (1818). An account of several new and rare species of fishes, taken on the south coast of Devonshire, with some remarks on some others of more common occurrence. Mem. Wernerian Nat. Hist. Soc. Edinburgh v. 2, pp 413-463, Pls. 21-23.

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

Hôzawa, S. 1940a. Reports on the calcareous sponges obtained by the Zoological Institute and Museum of Hamburg. Science Reports of the Tohoku Imperial University 15: 131-163.

additional source

Burton, M. 1930c. Norwegian Sponges from the Norman Collection. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1930 (2): 487-546, pls I-II.

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.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (30 publications)
GenBank (18 nucleotides; 18 proteins)


van Soest, R. (2014). Leucosolenia complicata (Montagu, 1814). 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:132219




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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