Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera > Class Demospongiae > Order Poecilosclerida > Suborder Myxillina > Family Hymedesmiidae > Genus Phorbas

Phorbas plumosus (Montagu, 1814)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

PhorbasDuchassaing & Michelotti, 1864accepted genus name
Anchinoe Gray, 1867 synonym
Plumohalichondria Carter, 1876 synonym
Pronax Gray, 1867 synonym
Pronaxella Burton, 1931 synonym
Stylostichon Topsent, 1892 synonym
Suberotelites Schmidt, 1868 synonym

Species group names

Halichondria plumosa (Montagu, 1814) basionym
Hymeniacidon plumosa (Montagu, 1814) basionym
Microciona fraudator Bowerbank, 1874 basionym
Microciona plumosa (Montagu, 1814) basionym
Plumohalichondria plumosa (Montagu, 1814) basionym
Pronax plumosa (Montagu, 1814) basionym
Pronaxella plumosa (Montagu, 1814) basionym
Spongia plumosa Montagu, 1814 basionym
Stylostichon plumosum (Montagu, 1814) basionym
Halichondria plumosa (Montagu, 1814) synonym
Hymeniacidon plumosa (Montagu, 1814) synonym
Microciona fraudator Bowerbank, 1874 synonym
Microciona plumosa (Montagu, 1814) synonym
Plumohalichondria plumosa (Montagu, 1814) synonym
Pronax plumosa (Montagu, 1814) synonym
Pronaxella plumosa (Montagu, 1814) synonym
Spongia plumosa Montagu, 1814 synonym
Stylostichon plumosum (Montagu, 1814) synonym


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

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



van Soest, R. (2014). Phorbas plumosus (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:133688




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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