Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera > Class Demospongiae > Order Astrophorida > Family Thoosidae > Genus Alectona

Alectona millari Carter, 1879

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

AlectonaCarter, 1879accepted genus name


original description

Carter, H.J. 1879c. On a New Species of Excavating Sponge(Alectona Millari); and on a New Species of Rhaphidotheca (R. affinis).Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society 2: 493-499, plsXVII-XVIIa.

basis of record

Rützler, K. 2002. Family Alectonidae Rosell, 1996. Pp. 281-290. In Hooper, J. N. A. & Van Soest, R. W. M. (ed.) Systema Porifera. A guide to the classification of sponges. 1 (Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers: New York, Boston, Dordrecht, London, Moscow).

additional source

Hooper, J.N.A. 2005. Porifera (sponges). Pp 174-177, 478-479. In Rohde, K. (ed.) ‘Marine Parasitology.' (CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne).

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

Wesche, S.J.; Adlard, R.D.; Hooper, J.N.A. (1997). The first incidence of clionid sponges (Porifera) from the Sydney rock oyster Saccostrea commercialis (Iredale and Roughley, 1933). Aquaculture 157(1-2): 171-178

additional source

Maldonado, M. (1992). Demosponges of the red coral bottoms from the Alboran Sea. J. Nat. Hist. 26: 1131-1161





External Links

GenBank (2 nucleotides; 1 proteins)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (8 publications)


van Soest, R. (2014). Alectona millari Carter, 1879. 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:134115




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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