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

Halichondria (Halichondria) bowerbanki Burton, 1930

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

HalichondriaFleming, 1828accepted genus name

Species group names

Halichondria bowerbanki Burton, 1930 synonym; alternate representation
Halichondria bowerbanki var. stellifera Breton, Girard & Lagardère, 1995 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: sliertige broodspons
 English-United States: Bowerbank's Halichondria


original description

Burton, M. 1930b. Additions to the Sponge Fauna at Plymouth. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 16 (2): 489-507.

basis of record

Vethaak, A.D.; Cronie, R.J.A.; Van Soest, R.W.M. 1982.Ecology and distribution of two sympatric, closely related spongespecies, Halichondria panicea (Pallas, 1766) and H. bowerbanki Burton,1930 (Porifera, Demospongiae), with remarks on their speciation. Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde 52(2): 82-102.



External Links

Link Marine Life Information Network - UK
Link To GBIF


van Soest, R. (2012). Halichondria (Halichondria) bowerbanki Burton, 1930. 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. (2012) World Porifera database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:165801




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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