Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera > Class Demospongiae > Order Hadromerida > Family Polymastiidae > Genus Polymastia

Polymastia mamillaris (Müller, 1806)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

PolymastiaBowerbank, 1864accepted genus name
Rinalda Schmidt, 1870 synonym

Species group names

Spongia mamillaris Müller, 1806 basionym
Spongia mamillaris Müller, 1806 synonym


original description

Müller, O.F. 1806. Zoologica Danica seu Animalium Daniae et Norwegiae rariorum ac minus notoruum. Descritiones et Historia. Volume Atlas. 1-160. Havniae. 1, 1788: 1-52, pls. 1-40; 2, 1788: 1-56, pls. 41-80; 3, 1789: 1-71, pls. 81-120; 4, 1806: 1-2, 1-46, pls. 121-160.

additional source

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.

additional source

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.

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


Morrow, C.; Boury-Esnault, N. 2000. Redescription of the type species of the genus Polymastia Bowerbank, 1864 (Porifera,Demospongiae, Hadromerida). Zoosystema 22(2): 327-335.





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Porifera Collection
Marine Life Information Network - UK
Biodiversity Heritage Library (19 publications)


van Soest, R. (2014). Polymastia mamillaris (Müller, 1806). 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:134204




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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