Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera > Class Demospongiae > Order Halichondrida > Family Halichondriidae > Genus Halichondria

Halichondria (Halichondria) Fleming, 1828

Rank: Subgenus
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

HalichondriaFleming, 1828accepted genus name

Subgenus group names

Amorphina Schmidt, 1870 synonym
Menanetia Topsent, 1896 synonym
Pellina Schmidt, 1870 synonym
Raspaigella Schmidt, 1868 synonym
Trachyopsilla Burton, 1931 synonym


Halichondria (Halichondria) agglomerans Cabioch, 1968
Halichondria (Halichondria) almae (Carballo, Uriz & Garcia-Gomez, 1996)
Halichondria (Halichondria) arenosa Hentschel, 1929
Halichondria (Halichondria) axinelloides Swartschewsky, 1906
Halichondria (Halichondria) bowerbanki Burton, 1930
Halichondria (Halichondria) brunnea (Schmidt, 1868)
Halichondria (Halichondria) colossea Lundbeck, 1902
Halichondria (Halichondria) contorta (Sarà, 1961)
Halichondria (Halichondria) convolvens Sarà, 1960
Halichondria (Halichondria) cornuloides Burton, 1954
Halichondria (Halichondria) diversispiculata Burton, 1930
Halichondria (Halichondria) dubia (Czerniavsky, 1880)
Halichondria (Halichondria) foraminosa (Czerniavsky, 1880)
Halichondria (Halichondria) genitrix (Schmidt, 1870)
Halichondria (Halichondria) heterorrhaphis Breitfuss, 1912
Halichondria (Halichondria) labiata Hentschel, 1929
Halichondria (Halichondria) lambei Brøndsted, 1933
Halichondria (Halichondria) leuconoides Topsent, 1890
Halichondria (Halichondria) longispicula (Czerniavsky, 1880)
Halichondria (Halichondria) normani Burton, 1930
Halichondria (Halichondria) oblonga (Hansen, 1885)
Halichondria (Halichondria) osculum Lundbeck, 1902
Halichondria (Halichondria) panicea (Pallas, 1766)
Halichondria (Halichondria) pontica (Czerniavsky, 1880)
Halichondria (Halichondria) renieroides (Fristedt, 1887)
Halichondria (Halichondria) semitubulosa Lieberkühn, 1859
Halichondria (Halichondria) tenera (Marenzeller, 1878)
Halichondria (Halichondria) tenuispiculata Brøndsted, 1916
Halichondria (Halichondria) velamentosa (Hansen, 1885)


original description

Fleming, J. 1828. A History of British Animals, Exhibiting the Descriptive Characters and Systematical Arrangement of the Genera and Species of Quadrupeds, Birds, Reptiles, Fishes, Mollusca, and Radiata of the United Kingdom; including the Indigenous, Extirpated, and Extinct Kinds, together with Periodical and Occasional Visitants. Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh: i-xxiii, 1-565.

basis of record

Erpenbeck, D.; Van Soest, R.W.M. 2002. Family Halichondriidae Gray, 1867. Pp. 787-816. 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).



External Links



van Soest, R. (2014). Halichondria (Halichondria) Fleming, 1828. 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:165790




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