Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera > Class Demospongiae > Order Poecilosclerida > Suborder Mycalina > Family Esperiopsidae > Genus Amphilectus

Amphilectus fucorum (Esper, 1794)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

AmphilectusVosmaer, 1880accepted genus name
Corybas Gray, 1867 synonym

Species group names

Dendoryx thompsoni (Bowerbank, 1866) basionym
Esperiopsis fucorum (Esper, 1794) basionym
Esperiopsis involuta (Bowerbank, 1882) basionym
Halichondria fucorum (Esper, 1794) basionym; alternate representation
Halichondria thompsoni Bowerbank, 1866 basionym; alternate representation
Haliclona parasitica (Montagu, 1814) basionym
Isodictya fucorum (Esper, 1794) basionym
Isodictya parasitica (Montagu, 1814) basionym
Spongia parasitica Montagu, 1814 basionym
Dendoryx thompsoni (Bowerbank, 1866) synonym
Esperiopsis fucorum (Esper, 1794) synonym
Esperiopsis involuta (Bowerbank, 1882) synonym
Halichondria fucorum (Esper, 1794) synonym; alternate representation
Halichondria thompsoni Bowerbank, 1866 synonym; alternate representation
Haliclona parasitica (Montagu, 1814) synonym
Isodictya fucorum (Esper, 1794) synonym
Isodictya parasitica (Montagu, 1814) synonym
Spongia parasitica Montagu, 1814 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: carrot-sponge
 French: éponge mousse de carotte


original description

Esper, E.C.J. 1794. Die Pflanzenthiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Farben erleuchtet, nebst Beschreibungen. Zweyter Theil. (Raspe: Nürnberg):1-303.

basis of record

Van Soest, R.W.M.; Hajdu, E. 2002. Family Esperiopsidae Hentschel, 1923. Pp. 656-664. 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

Harms, J. (1993). Check list of species (algae, invertebrates and vertebrates) found in the vicinity of the island of Helgoland (North Sea, German Bight): a review of recent records. Helgol. Meeresunters. 47: 1-34

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

Stone, S. M., Boardley, E., and Gill, M. 1987 Field characteristics of some conspicuous sublittoral sponges from Roaringwater Bay, County Cork, Ireland. in European contributions to the taxonomy of sponges, Jones W.C. (ed.). Publications of the Sherkin island marine station, 1: 130-140

additional source

Lévi, C.; Vacelet, J. 1958. Éponges récoltées dans l’Atlantique oriental par le ‘Président Théodore-Tissier’ (1955-1956). Revue des Travaux de l’Institut des Pêches maritimes 22 (2): 225-246.

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.; Beglinger, E.J.; De Voogd, N.J. 2012. Sponges of the family Esperiopsidae (Demospongiae, Poecilosclerida) from Northwest Africa, with the descriptions of four new species. European Journal of Taxonomy 18: 1-21.

new combination reference

Vosmaer, G.C.J. 1880. The Sponges of the Leyden Museum. 1. The family of the Desmacidinae. Notes from the Leyden Museum 2: 99-164.


Burton, M. 1930e. Report on a collection of sponges from South Georgia and from Campbell Island, South Pacific, obtained by Dr. Kohl-Larsen. Senckenbergiana 12: 331-335.





External Links

GenBank (3 nucleotides; 0 proteins)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Porifera Collection


van Soest, R. (2014). Amphilectus fucorum (Esper, 1794). 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:150225




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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