Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera > Class Homoscleromorpha > Order Homosclerophorida > Family Oscarellidae > Genus Oscarella

Oscarella lobularis (Schmidt, 1862)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

OscarellaVosmaer, 1884accepted genus name
Octavella Tuzet & Paris, 1963 synonym

Species group names

Halisarca lobularis Schmidt, 1862 basionym
Halisarca lobularis Schmidt, 1862 synonym
Octavella galangaui Tuzet & Paris, 1963 synonym


original description

Schmidt, O. 1862. Die Spongien des adriatischen Meeres. (Wilhelm Engelmann: Leipzig): i-viii, 1-88, pls 1-7.

basis of record

Muricy, G.; Diaz, M.C. (2002). Order Homosclerophorida Dendy, 1905. Family Plakinidae Schulze, 1880, in: Hooper, J.N.A.; van Soest, R.W.M. (Ed.) (2002). Systema porifera: a guide to the classification of sponges. pp. 71-82

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

Ereskovsky, A.V., Borchiellini, C., Gazave, E., Ivanisevic, J., Lapébie, P., Perez, T., Renard,E. & Vacelet,J. 2009.- The Homoscleromorph sponge Oscarella lobularis, a promising sponge model in evolutionary and developmental biology. Model sponge Oscarella lobularis BioEssays, 31,1: 89-97

additional source

Kelly, M. (2009). Demospongiae, Calcarea (Porifera). In: Gordon, D. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity. Volume One: Kingdom Animalia. 584 pp

additional source

Ereskovsky, A. V.; Boury-Esnault, N. (2002). Cleavage pattern in Oscarella species (Porifera, Demospongiae,Homoscleromorpha): transmission of maternal cells and symbiotic bacteria. Journal of Natural History, 36, 1761-1775

additional source

Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.) (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp.

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


Boury-Esnault, N.; Solé-Cava, A.M.; Thorpe, J.P. 1992b. Genetic and cytological divergence between colour morphs of the Mediterranean sponge Oscarella lobularis Schmidt (Porifera, Demospongiae,Oscarellidae). Journal of Natural History 26: 271-284.



External Links

Link Marine Life Information Network - UK
Link To GBIF


van Soest, R. (2012). Oscarella lobularis (Schmidt, 1862). 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. (2012) World Porifera database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:133928




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