Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera > Class Demospongiae > Order Astrophorida > Family Geodiidae > Subfamily Geodiinae > Genus Geodia

Geodia cydonium (Jameson, 1811)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

GeodiaLamarck, 1815accepted genus name
Cydonium Fleming, 1828 synonym
Isops Sollas, 1880 synonym
Sidonops Sollas, 1889 synonym
Stellogeodia Czerniavsky, 1880 synonym
Synops Vosmaer, 1882 synonym

Species group names

Alcyonium cydonium Jameson, 1811 basionym
Alcyonium cydonium Jameson, 1811 synonym
Geodia muelleri (Fleming, 1828) synonym
Geodia simplex Schmidt, 1870 synonym


Geodia cydonium aegagropila Corriero, 1989


original description

Jameson, R. (1811). Catalogue of animals of the class Vermes found in the Firth of Forth, and other parts of Scotland, in: (1811). Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural-History Society 1. pp. 556-565 (Edinburgh, Neill & Co.)

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.

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.

new combination reference

Topsent, E. 1925c. Étude des Spongiaires du Golfe de Naples. Archives de Zoologie expérimentale et générale 63(5): 623-725, pl. VIII.





External Links

Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Porifera Collection
Sponge Barcoding Database (Geodia cydonium)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (18 publications)
GenBank (107 nucleotides; 93 proteins)


van Soest, R. (2014). Geodia cydonium (Jameson, 1811). 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:134025




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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