Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera > Class Demospongiae > Order Halichondrida > Family Axinellidae > Genus Axinella

Axinella cannabina (Esper, 1794)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

AxinellaSchmidt, 1862accepted genus name
Pseudaxinella Schmidt, 1875 synonym
Tragosia Gray, 1867 synonym

Species group names

Spongia cannabina Esper, 1794 basionym
Spongia cannabina Esper, 1794 synonym


original description

Esper, E.C.J. 1794. Die Pflanzenthiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Farben erleuchtet, nebst Beschreibungen. Zweyter Theil. (Raspe: Nürnberg):1-303.

additional source

Gazave, E., Carteron, S., Chenuil, A., Richelle-Maurer, E., Boury-Esnault, N., Borchiellini,C. 2010. Polyphyly of the genus Axinella and of the family Axinellidae (Porifera: Demospongiae p). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57, 35–47

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

Mustapha, K.B., Zarrouk, S., Souissi, A., ; El Abed, A. 2003. Diversité des Démosponges Tunisiennes. Bull. Inst. Natn. Scien. Tech. Mer de Salammbô. Vol. 30

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

Biodiversity Heritage Library (12 publications)
GenBank (2 nucleotides; 0 proteins)


van Soest, R. (2014). Axinella cannabina. 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:132470




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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