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

Axinella vellerea Topsent, 1904

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

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


original description

Topsent, E. 1904b. Spongiaires des Açores. Résultats des campagnes scientifiques accomplies par le Prince Albert I. Monaco 25: 1-280, pls 1-18.

additional source

Burton, M. 1931d. The Folden Fiord. Report on the sponges collected by Mr. Soot-Ryven in the Folden Fiord in the year 1923. Tromsø Museum Skrifter 1 (13): 1-8.

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

taxonomy source

Sitjà, C.; Maldonado, M. 2014. New and rare sponges from the deep shelf of the Alboran Island (Alboran Sea, Western Mediterranean). Zootaxa 3760: 141–179.





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van Soest, R. (2014). Axinella vellerea Topsent, 1904. 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:132498




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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