Latrunculia sceptrellifera ( Carter, 1887 ),

Kelly, Michelle, Sim-Smith, Carina, Stone, Robert, Reiswig, Toufiek Samaai Henry & Austin, William, 2016, New taxa and arrangements within the family Latrunculiidae (Demospongiae, Poecilosclerida), Zootaxa 4121 (1), pp. 1-48: 44

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http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4121.1.1

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scientific name

Latrunculia sceptrellifera ( Carter, 1887 )
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Latrunculia sceptrellifera ( Carter, 1887) 

Latrunculia sceptrellifera ( Carter, 1887)  was first described as a species of Cliona  and the description was made from “little sceptrellas like those of Alectona wallichii ( Carter, 1874)  ” in a mixture of microscleres and other spicules in a residue boiled from excavations in a portion of coral. Carter (1887) states that, “All these species have become so mixed up together by the invasion of a small annelid (deleted) that it is impossible, where the species are not previously known, to distinguish the spiculations with certainty in this mounted ‘residue’, where they are, of course, all mixed together; hence the notes of interrogation after (deleted) C. sceptrellifera  , the characters of whose spiculations, although regarded as of a new species, are also conjectured”. Unfortunately, Carter (1887) did not illustrate the spicules in question. The “little sceptrellas of Alectona wallichii  ”, to which the spicules in question were compared ( Carter 1874, Pl., 15, Fig. 46), bear no resemblance to the typical anisodiscorhabds of Latrunculiidae  . While we have not had the opportunity to examine the relevant microscope slide material, we consider the species to be unrecognisable at best, and further study is required to confirm the placement in Latrunculia  . We have transferred this species to Latrunculia incertae sedis  as well ( Table 9).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Porifera

Class

Demospongiae

Order

Poecilosclerida

Family

Latrunculiidae

Genus

Latrunculia

Loc

Latrunculia sceptrellifera ( Carter, 1887 )

Kelly, Michelle, Sim-Smith, Carina, Stone, Robert, Reiswig, Toufiek Samaai Henry & Austin, William 2016
2016
Loc

Latrunculia sceptrellifera (

Carter 1887
1887
Loc

Alectona wallichii (

Carter 1874
1874