Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera > Class Demospongiae > Order Poecilosclerida > Suborder Myxillina > Family Coelosphaeridae > Genus Forcepia

Forcepia (Forcepia) Carter, 1874

Rank: Subgenus
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

ForcepiaCarter, 1874accepted genus name

Subgenus group names

Ectoforcepia Cabioch, 1968 synonym


Forcepia (Forcepia) fabricans (Schmidt, 1874)
Forcepia (Forcepia) forcipis (Bowerbank, 1866)
Forcepia (Forcepia) forcipula (Lundbeck, 1905)
Forcepia (Forcepia) fragilis Stephens, 1917
Forcepia (Forcepia) groenlandica Fristedt, 1887
Forcepia (Forcepia) imperfecta Topsent, 1904
Forcepia (Forcepia) psammophila (Cabioch, 1968)
Forcepia (Forcepia) thielei Lundbeck, 1905
Forcepia (Forcepia) topsenti Lundbeck, 1905


original description

Carter, H.J. 1874a. Descriptions and Figures of Deep-sea Sponges and their Spicules from the Atlantic Ocean, dredged up on board H.M.S.‘Porcupine’, chiefly in 1869; with Figures and Descriptions of some remarkable Spicules from the Agulhas Shoal and Colon, Panama. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (4) 14 (79): 207-221, 245-257, pls.XIII-XV.

basis of record

Van Soest, R.W.M. 2002. Family Coelosphaeridae Dendy, 1922. Pp. 528-546. 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). Forcepia (Forcepia) Carter, 1874. 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. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/authority/http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=168851




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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