Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera > Class Demospongiae > Order Dictyoceratida > Family Thorectidae > Subfamily Thorectinae > Genus Hyrtios

Hyrtios erectus (Keller, 1889)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

HyrtiosDuchassaing & Michelotti, 1864accepted genus name
Heteronema Keller, 1889 synonym
Oligoceras Schulze, 1880 synonym

Species group names

Heteronema erecta Keller, 1889 basionym
Hyrtios erecta (Keller, 1889) orthographic variant
Heteronema erecta Keller, 1889 synonym
Hyrtios erecta (Keller, 1889) synonym


original description

Keller, C. 1889. Die Spongienfauna des rothen Meeres (I. Hälfte). Z. wiss. Zool. 48: 311-405, pls XX-XXV

additional source

Sorokin, S.J., Fromont, J. & Currie, D. 2007. Demosponge biodiversity in the Benthic Protection Zone of the Great Australian Bight. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia. 132(2): 192-204

additional source

Hooper, J.N.A. 2008. Sponges. Pp 170-186. In P. Hutchings, M.J. Kingsford & I.O. Hoegh-Guldberg (eds). The Great Barrier Reef: Biology, Environment and management. (CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne.)

additional source

Lim, S.C.; De Voogd, N.J.; Tan, K.S. 2008. A guide to sponges of Singapore. Science Centre Singapore, Pp. 1-173.





External Links

Sponge Barcoding Database (Hyrtios erectus)
Barcode of Life
GenBank (3 nucleotides; 1 proteins)


van Soest, R. (2014). Hyrtios erectus (Keller, 1889). 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:165350




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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