Sponges of the family Axinellidae (Porifera: Demospongiae) in Indonesia

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Nine species in five genera of the family Axinellidae, including three new species, Axinella badungensis sp. nov., A. ba-linensis sp. nov. and Phycopsis pesgalli sp. nov. are recorded from Indonesian waters within the limits of the Western Coral Triangle province. Descriptions and discussion of those species are presented here. Four new combinations, Pha-kettia arbora (Sim, Kim & Byeon, 1990) comb.nov., P. trachys (De Laubenfels, 1954) comb.nov., Echinoclathria retepora (Lendenfeld, 1887) comb.nov. and Amphimedon hispidula (Ridley, 1884) comb.nov. are also established here. The distri-butions of species previously described are here extended to the study area with the exception of Phakellia atypica which seems so far restricted to Indonesia


External organisations
  • Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
  • Naturalis Biodiversity Center
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Biological Systematics


  • Axinellidae, Indonesia, New species, Porifera, Sponge, Taxonomy, Western coral triangle
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-477
Number of pages27
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jul 13
Publication categoryResearch