Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera > Class Demospongiae > Order Halichondrida > Family Halichondriidae > Genus Hymeniacidon

Hymeniacidon heliophila (Parker, 1910)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

HymeniacidonBowerbank, 1858accepted genus name
Laxosuberites Topsent, 1896 synonym
Rhaphidostyla Burton, 1935 synonym
Stylinos Topsent, 1891 synonym
Stylotella Lendenfeld, 1888 synonym

Species group names

Stylotella heliophila Parker, 1910 basionym
Stylotella heliophila Parker, 1910 synonym


original description

Parker, G.H. 1910. The reactions of sponges, with a consideration of the origin of the nervous system. Journal of Experimental Zoology 8: 765-805.

basis of record

Díaz, M.C.; Pomponi, S.A.; Van Soest, R.W.M. 1993. A systematic revision of the central West Atlantic Halichondrida (Demospongiae, Porifera). Part III: Description of valid species. Pp. 283-306. In: Uriz, M.-J. & Rützler, K. (Eds), Recent Advances in Ecology and Systematics of Sponges. Scientia Marina, 57(4): 273-4.

additional source

Rützler, K., R. W. M. van Soest, and C. Piantoni. 2009. Sponges (Porifera) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 285–313 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

additional source

Gosner, K.L. 1971. Guide to identification of marine and estuarine invertebrates: Cape Hatteras to the Bay of Fundy. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 693 p.

additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Ginn, B.K.; Logan, A.; Thomas, M.L.H.; Van Soest, R.W.M. 1998. Hymedesmia canadensis (Porifera: Poecilosclerida), a new species among new geographical records from the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada. Journal of the Marine Biological Association U.K. 78: 1093-1100.

additional source

Laubenfels, M.W. De 1936a. A Discussion of the Sponge Fauna of the Dry Tortugas in Particular and the West Indies in General, with Material for a Revision of the Families and Orders of the Porifera. Carnegie Institute of Washington (Tortugas Laboratory Paper N° 467) 30: 1-225, pls 1-22.





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Porifera Collection
Sponge Barcoding Database (Hymeniacidon heliophila)
Sponge Barcoding Database (Hymeniacidon heliophila)
Sponge Barcoding Database (Hymeniacidon heliophila)
Sponge Barcoding Database (Hymeniacidon heliophila)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (10 publications)
GenBank (17 nucleotides; 6 proteins)


van Soest, R. (2014). Hymeniacidon heliophila (Parker, 1910). 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:132652




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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