Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera > Class Demospongiae > Order Verongida > Family Ianthellidae > Genus Hexadella

Hexadella racovitzai Topsent, 1896

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

HexadellaTopsent, 1896accepted genus name


original description

Topsent, E. 1896a. Matériaux pour servir à l’étude de la faune des spongiaires de France. Mémoires de la Société zoologique de France (9):113-133.

basis of record

Bergquist, P.R.; Cook, S.D.C. (2002). Family Ianthellidae Hyatt, 1875, in: Hooper, J.N.A.; Van Soest, R.W.M. (Ed.) (2002). Systema Porifera: a guide to the classification of sponges. pp. 1089-1093

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

Cruz, T. 2002. Esponjas marinas de Canarias. Consejería de Política Territorial y Medio Ambiente del Gobierno de Canarias, S/C Tenerife. 260 pp.

additional source

Lévi, C. 1957a. Spongiaires des côtes d'Israel. Bulletin of the Research Council of Israel 6 B(3-4): 201-212.

additional source

Pansini, M. 1987a. Littoral demosponges from the banks of the Strait of Sicily and the Alboran Sea. Pp. 149-185. In: Vacelet, J. & Boury-Esnault, N. (Eds), Taxonomy of Porifera from the N.E. Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. NATO ASI Series G 13. (Springer-Verlag: Berlin, Heidelberg): 1-332.


Reveillaud, J.; Allewaert, C.; Pérez, T.; Vacelet, J.; Banaigs, B.; Vanreusel, A. 2012 Relevance of an integrative approach for taxonomic revision in sponge taxa: case study of the shallow-water Atlanto-Mediterranean Hexadella species(Porifera: Ianthellidae: Verongida). Invertebrate Systematics, 26, 230–248.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (2 publications)
Barcode of Life (2 barcodes)
GenBank (9 nucleotides; 6 proteins)


van Soest, R. (2014). Hexadella racovitzai. 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:132315




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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