Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera > Class Demospongiae > Order Poecilosclerida > Suborder Mycalina > Family Cladorhizidae > Genus Asbestopluma > Subgenus Asbestopluma (Asbestopluma)

Asbestopluma (Asbestopluma) hypogea Vacelet & Boury-Esnault, 1996

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

AsbestoplumaTopsent, 1901accepted genus name
Cometella Schmidt, 1870 synonym


original description

Vacelet, J.; Boury-Esnault, N. 1996. A new species of carnivorous sponge (Demospongiae: Cladorhizidae) from a Mediterranean cave. Pp. 109-115. In: Willenz, Ph. (Ed.), Recent Advances in Sponge Biodiversity Inventory and Documentation. Bulletin de l’Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique. Biologie, 66

additional source

Aguilar, R.; López Correa, M.; Calcinai, B.; Pastor, X.; De La Torriente, A.; Garcia, S. 2011. First records of Asbestopluma hypogea Vacelet and Boury-Esnault, 1996 (Porifera, Demospongiae Cladorhizidae) on seamounts and in bathyal settings of the Mediterranean Sea. Zootaxa 2925: 33–40

additional source

Bakran-Petricioli, T.; Vacelet, J.; Zibrowius, H.; Petricioli, D.; Chevaldonné, P.; Raa, T. 2007. New data on the distribution of the ‘deep-sea’ sponges Asbestopluma hypogea and Oopsacas minuta in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Ecology 28 (Suppl. 1): 10–23.

additional source

Calcinai, B.; Moratti, V.; Martinelli, M.; Bavestrello, G.; Taviani, M. 2013. Uncommon sponges associated with deep coral bank and maerl habitats in the Strait of Sicily (Mediterranean Sea). Italian Journal of Zoology 2013: 1-12.

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



Vacelet, J.; van Soest, R. (2014). Asbestopluma (Asbestopluma) hypogea Vacelet & Boury-Esnault, 1996. 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. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=133175




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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