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

Pachymatisma johnstonia (Bowerbank in Johnston, 1842)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

PachymatismaBowerbank in Johnston, 1842accepted genus name

Species group names

Halichondria johnstonia Bowerbank in Johnston, 1842 basionym; alternate representation
Halichondria johnstonia Bowerbank in Johnston, 1842 synonym; alternate representation


original description

Johnston, G. 1842. A History of British Sponges and Lithophytes.(W.H. Lizars: Edinburgh): i-xii, 1-264, pls I-XXV.

basis of record

Uriz, M.J. (2002). Family Geodiidae Gray, 1867, in: Hooper, J.N.A.; Van Soest, R.W.M. (Ed.) (2002). Systema Porifera: a guide to the classification of sponges. pp. 134-140

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

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

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

Cárdenas, P.; Xavier, J.; Tendal, O.S.; Schander, C.; Rapp, H.T. 2007. Redescription and resurrection of Pachymatisma normani (Demospongiae, Geodiidae), with remarks on the genus Pachymatisma. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 87 (6), 1511-1525.


Burton, M. 1931d. The Folden Fiord. Report on the sponges collected by Mr. Soot-Ryven in the Folden Fiord in the year 1923. Tromsø Museum Skrifter 1 (13): 1-8.


Cruz, T. 2002. Esponjas marinas de Canarias. Consejería de Política Territorial y Medio Ambiente del Gobierno de Canarias, S/C Tenerife. 260 pp.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (24 publications)
Sponge Barcoding Database (Pachymatisma johnstonia)
Sponge Barcoding Database (Pachymatisma johnstonia)
Marine Life Information Network - UK
GenBank (20 nucleotides; 11 proteins)


van Soest, R. (2014). Pachymatisma johnstonia (Bowerbank in Johnston, 1842). 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:134057




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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