Leucilla proteus Dendy, 1913

Van, Rob W. M. & De, Nicole J., 2018, Calcareous sponges of the Western Indian Ocean and Red Sea, Zootaxa 4426 (1), pp. 1-160 : 151

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4426.1.1

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5966830

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https://treatment.plazi.org/id/386CC616-DCE4-A5A7-FF67-8C35FC75FACC

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scientific name

Leucilla proteus Dendy, 1913
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Leucilla proteus Dendy, 1913

Dendy (1913: 26) described this species from the Seychelles as distinct, but very close to L. australiensis ( Carter, 1886) . He suggested that it was possible that the small Seychelles specimens could be juveniles of the Australian species. L. australiensis was also reported from Indonesia (cf. Van Soest & De Voogd 2015, p. 95) and from South Africa ( Borojević 1967, p. 221). Borojević (1967) and Borojević & Boury-Esnault (1987b) supported Dendy’s view and synonymized L. proteus with L. australiensis , but eventually Borojević et al. (2000) reassigned L. proteus to Paraleucilla proteus as a separate valid species. Above, the species is compared with Paraleucilla erpenbecki sp.nov., showing that the differences with that species are considerable.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Porifera

Class

Calcarea

Order

Leucosolenida

Family

Amphoriscidae

Genus

Leucilla