Cyamon argon

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Cyamon argon


Taxonavigation: Axinellida 

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

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


Holotype: AHF-NHMLA L35535, D34, preserved in alcohol.
Type locality: Cedros Island, South Bay, Hancock Pacific Expeditions, Velero Station 287–34, 28.09°N, 115.3°W, 18–27 m, among kelp, 10 March 1934.


  • Cyamon argon Dickinson 1945: 15, pl. 19 Figs. 37–38 (Mexican Pacific); van Soest, Carballo & Hooper, 2012: figs. 12A–C, 13A–G.


Primary references[edit]

  • Dickinson, M.A. 1945. Sponges of the Gulf of California. Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions. Los Angeles, Calif.: University of Southern California Press. 11(1): 1-55; pls. 1-97. Online BHL Reference page
[see page 15, original description]

Additional references[edit]

  • 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.