Cyamon amphipolyactinum

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Taxonavigation: Axinellida 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Porifera
Classis: Demospongiae
Subclassis: Heteroscleromorpha
Ordo: Axinellida

Familia: Raspailiidae
Subfamilia: Cyamoninae
Genus: Cyamon
Species: Cyamon amphipolyactinum


  • Cyamon amphipolyactinum van Soest, Carballo & Hooper, 2012: figs. 4A–E, 5
Holotype: ZMA Por. 22412, encrusting a stone, preserved in alcohol.
Type locality: Mauritania, off Banc d’Arguin, 19.0833°N, 16.4167°W, on sandstone ridge, dredged, 12–18 m. coll. R.W.M. van Soest & J.J. Vermeulen, Mauritania II Exped. Stat. 49, 11–06–1988.
Etymology: The name is an adjective that reflects the possession of unique small double polyactines, unprecedented in Cyamon and sponges in general.


  • van Soest, Rob W.M., José L. Carballo & John N.A. Hooper, 2012: Polyaxone monaxonids: revision of raspailiid sponges with polyactine megascleres (Cyamon and Trikentrion). ZooKeys, 239: 1–70. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.239.3734.