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

Hymeniacidon perlevis (Montagu, 1814)

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

Spongia aurea Montagu, 1814 basionym
Spongia perlevis Montagu, 1814 basionym
Spongia sanguinea Grant, 1826 basionym
Hymeniacidon perleve (Montagu, 1814) orthographic variant
Hymeniacidon aurea (Montagu, 1814) synonym
Hymeniacidon caruncula Bowerbank, 1858 synonym
Hymeniacidon consimilis Bowerbank, 1866 synonym
Hymeniacidon perleve (Montagu, 1814) synonym
Hymeniacidon sanguinea (Grant, 1826) synonym
Hymeniacidon virgulata Bowerbank, 1882 synonym
Spongia aurea Montagu, 1814 synonym
Spongia perlevis Montagu, 1814 synonym
Spongia sanguinea Grant, 1826 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: bleke piekjesspons


original description

Montagu, G. 1814. An Essay on Sponges, with Descriptions of all the Species that have been discovered on the Coast of Great Britain. Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society 2(1): 67-122, pls III-XVI.

basis of record

Erpenbeck, D.; Van Soest, R.W.M. 2002. Family Halichondriidae Gray, 1867. Pp. 787-816. In Hooper, J. N. A. & Van Soest, R. W. M. (ed.) Systema Porifera. A guide to the classification of sponges. 1 (Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers: New York, Boston, Dordrecht, London, Moscow).

additional source

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

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

Stone, S. M., Boardley, E., and Gill, M. 1987 Field characteristics of some conspicuous sublittoral sponges from Roaringwater Bay, County Cork, Ireland. in European contributions to the taxonomy of sponges, Jones W.C. (ed.). Publications of the Sherkin island marine station, 1: 130-140

additional source

Van Soest, R.W.M. 1993a. Affinities of the Marine Demospongiae Fauna of the Cape Verde Islands and Tropical West Africa. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 159: 205-219.

additional source

Samaai, T.; Gibbons, M.J. 2005. Demospongiae taxonomy and biodiversity of the Benguela region on the west coast of South Africa. African Natural History, 1: 1-96

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

Burton, M. 1956. The sponges of West Africa. Atlantide Report (Scientific Results of the Danish Expedition to the Coasts of Tropical West Africa, 1945-1946, Copenhagen) 4: 111-147.


Bergquist, P.R. 1961c. A collection of Porifera from Northern New Zealand, with Descriptions of Seventeen New Species. Pacific Science 15(1): 33-48.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (4 publications)
Barcode of Life (3 barcodes)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Porifera Collection
GenBank (130 nucleotides; 120 proteins)


van Soest, R. (2014). Hymeniacidon perlevis (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:132663




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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