Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera > Class Demospongiae > Order Hadromerida > Family Clionaidae > Genus Pione

Pione vastifica (Hancock, 1849)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

PioneGray, 1867accepted genus name

Species group names

Cliona vastifica Hancock, 1849 basionym
Cliona corallinoides Hancock, 1849 synonym
Cliona gracilis Hancock, 1849 synonym
Cliona northumbrica Hancock, 1849 synonym
Cliona pontica Czerniavsky, 1878 synonym
Cliona vastifica Hancock, 1849 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 French: clione rouge
 German: roter Schwamm


original description

Hancock, A. 1849. On the Excavating Powers of certain Sponges belonging to the genus Cliona with descriptions of several new Species,and an allied generic form. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (2)3(17): 321-348, pls XII-XV.

basis of record

Rützler, K. 2002. Family Clionaidae D'Orbigny, 1851. Pp. 173-185. 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

Rosell, D. & Uriz, M. J. 2002. Excavating and endolithic sponge species (Porifera) from the Mediterranean: species descriptions and identification key. Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 1-32

additional source

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

additional source

Rützler, K., R. W. M. van Soest, and C. Piantoni. 2009. Sponges (Porifera) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 285–313 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

additional source

Gosner, K.L. 1978. A field guide to the Atlantic seashore. The Peterson Field Guide Series. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA. 329 p.

additional source

Gosner, K.L. 1971. Guide to identification of marine and estuarine invertebrates: Cape Hatteras to the Bay of Fundy. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 693 p.

additional source

Linkletter, L.E. 1977. A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68 p.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (1 publication)
Sponge Barcoding Database (Pione vastifica)
Sponge Barcoding Database (Pione vastifica)
Sponge Barcoding Database (Pione vastifica)
Sponge Barcoding Database (Pione vastifica)
GenBank (4 nucleotides; 5 proteins)


van Soest, R. (2014). Pione vastifica (Hancock, 1849). 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:157411




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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