Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera > Class Demospongiae > Order Hadromerida > Family Tethyidae > Genus Tethya

Tethya aurantium (Pallas, 1766)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

TethyaLamarck, 1815accepted genus name
Tethea Johnston, 1842 orthographic variant
Alcyonium sensu Pallas, 1766 synonym
Tethea Johnston, 1842 synonym

Species group names

Alcyonium aurantium Pallas, 1766 basionym
Alcyonium aurantium Pallas, 1766 synonym
Tethya lyncurium (Linnaeus, 1767) synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Albanian: portokalli i detit me pufka sources: Dhora, DH. 2008. Fjalor i emrave të kafshëve të Shqipërisë (Emri shkencor – Shqip – Anglisht) / Dictionary of animal names of Albania (Scientific names – Albanian – English). Camaj – Pipa. Shkodër, Albania. pp. 288.
 English: golf ball sponge sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English-United States: Golf Ball Sponge

Literature

original description

Pallas, P.S. 1766. Elenchus Zoophytorum sistens generum adumbrations generaliores et specierum cognitarum succinctas descriptiones cum selectis auctorum synonymis. (P. van Cleef: The Hague): 1-451.

additional source

Van Soest, R.W.M. 1993a. Affinities of the Marine Demospongiae Fauna of the Cape Verde Islands and Tropical West Africa. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 159: 205-219.

additional source

Lévi, C. 1956a. Étude des Halisarca de Roscoff. Embryologie et systématiquedes démosponges. Archives de Zoologie expérimentale et générale 93(1): 1-181.

additional source

Mustapha, K.B.,Zarrouk, S., Souissi, A., ; El Abed, A. 2003.Diversite Des Desmosponges Tunisiennes.Bull.Inst. Natn. Scien. Tech. Mer de Salammbô. Vol. 30

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

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

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

Lévi, C. 1959a. Résultats scientifiques des Campagnes de la ‘Calypso’. Campagne de la ‘Calypso’ dans le Golfe de Guinée et aux îles Principe, São Tomé et Annobon. 5. Spongiaires. Annales de l’Institut océanographique 37 (4): 115-141, pls 5-6.

additional source

Lévi, C. 1960c. Spongiaires des côtes occidentales africaines. Bulletin de l’Institut français d’Afrique noire (A, Sciences naturelles) 22(3): 743-769.

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External Links

Link Marine Life Information Network - UK
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Citation

van Soest, R. (2012). Tethya aurantium (Pallas, 1766). 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:134311

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Occurrence

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Environment


marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial

Importance

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2006-09-22 by Rob van Soest

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