Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera > Class Demospongiae > Order 'Lithistida' > Family Azoricidae > Genus Leiodermatium

Leiodermatium pfeifferae (Carter, 1873)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

LeiodermatiumSchmidt, 1870accepted genus name
Azorica Carter, 1873 synonym

Species group names

Azorica pfeifferae Carter, 1873 basionym
Azorica pfeifferae Carter, 1873 synonym


original description

Carter, H.J. 1873c. On the Hexactinellidae and Lithistidae generally,and particularly on the Aphrocallistidae, Aulodictyon, and Farreae, together with Facts elicited from their Deciduous Structures and Descriptions respectively of Three New Species. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (4) 12(71): 349-373, 437-472, pls. XIII-XVII.

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

Rützler, K. 1986. Phylum Porifera (Sponges). Pp. 111-126, in: W. Sterrer (ed.) Marine Fauna and Flora of Bermuda. John Wiley & Sons, New York, i-xxx, 1-742.


Wilson, H.V. 1925. Silicious and horny sponges collected by the U.S. Fisheries Steamer ‘Albatross’ during the Philippine Expedition,1907-10. Pp. 273-532, pls 37-52. In: Contributions to the biology of the Philippine Archipelago and adjacent regions. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 100(2, part 4).





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Porifera Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (3 publications)


van Soest, R. (2014). Leiodermatium pfeifferae (Carter, 1873). 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:134345




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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