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

Tethya norvegica Bowerbank, 1872

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


original description

Bowerbank, J.S. 1872b. Contributions to a General History of the Spongiadae. Part I. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1872: 115-129, pls V-VI.

basis of record

Sarà, M.; Bavestrello, G.; Mensi, P. 1992. Redescription of Tethya norvegica Bowerbank (Porifera, Demospongiae), with remarks on the genus Tethya in the North East Atlantic. Zoologica Scripta 21 (3): 211-216.

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





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (3 publications)
GenBank (1 nucleotides; 1 proteins)


van Soest, R. (2014). Tethya norvegica Bowerbank, 1872. 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:134314




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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