Cyamon neon

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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 neon


  • Cyamon neon de Laubenfels, 1930
Holotype: USNM 21412, preserved in alcohol.
Type locality: California, between Point Dunes and Newport, near San Pedro.


  • Cyamon neon de Laubenfels, 1930: 28 (California); 1932: 109, fig. 65; Sim and Bakus, 1986: 17 (California, with erroneous size data of the polyactines); Luke 1998: 10 (La Jolla, S California); Lee et al., 2007: 211; van Soest, Carballo & Hooper, 2012: figs. 11A–H.


  • Laubenfels M.W. de., 1930: The sponges of California. (Abstracts of dissertations for the degree of doctor of philosophy). Stanford University Bulletin, (5) 5(98): 24–29.

  • 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.