Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera > Class Demospongiae > Order Poecilosclerida > Suborder Microcionina > Family Microcionidae > Subfamily Microcioninae > Genus Clathria > Subgenus Clathria (Microciona)

Clathria (Microciona) atrasanguinea (Bowerbank, 1862)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

ClathriaSchmidt, 1862accepted genus name

Species group names

Microciona atrasanguinea Bowerbank, 1862 basionym
Clathria atrasanguinea (Bowerbank, 1862) synonym; alternate representation
Microciona atrasanguinea Bowerbank, 1862 synonym


original description

Bowerbank, J.S. 1862a. On the Anatomy and Physiology of the Spongiadae. Part II. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 152(2): 747-829, pls XXVII-XXXV.

additional source

Carter, H.J. 1880c. Sponges. (Including list of Sponges dredged by the Birmingham Natural History and Microscopical Society, Falmouth Excursion, 1879. Depth 15-20 Fathoms). Midland Naturalist. London &Birmingham: 55-60, 190-195.

additional source

Lévi, C. 1965a. Spongiaires récoltés par l’expédition israélienne dans le sud de la Mer Rouge en 1962. Pp. 3-27. In: Israel South Red Sea Expedition,1962, Report 13. Bulletin. Sea Fisheries Research Station, Israel, (39).

additional source

Van Soest, R.W.M. 1993b. Distribution of sponges on the Mauritanian continental shelf. Pp. 95-106. In:Wolff,W.J., van der Land, J., Nienhuis,P.H. & de Wilde, P.A.W.J. (Eds), Ecological Studies in the Coastal Waters of Mauritania. Hydrobiologia, 258: i-ix, 1-222.

additional source

Hooper, J.N.A.; Kelly, M.; Kennedy, J.A. 2000. A new Clathria(Porifera: Demospongiae: Microcionidae) from the Western Indian Ocean. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 42(2): 427-444.





External Links



van Soest, R. (2014). Clathria (Microciona) atrasanguinea (Bowerbank, 1862). 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:167617




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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