Geodia japonica

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Geodia japonica


Taxonavigation: Astrophorina 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Parazoa
Phylum: Porifera
Classis: Demospongiae
Subclassis: Heteroscleromorpha
Ordo: Tetractinellida
Subordo: Astrophorina

Familia: Geodiidae
Genus: Geodia
Species: Geodia japonica
Varietas: G. j. var. spherulifera



Geodia japonica (Sollas, 1888)

  • Holotype: BMNH.
  • Type locality: “Japan”.


  • Cydonium japonicum Sollas, 1888: 256 [original combination]



Primary references

  • Sollas, W.J. 1888. Report on the Tetractinellida collected by H.M.S. Challenger, during the years 1873-1876. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873–76. Zoology. 25(part 63): I–CLXVIII + 1–458, pl. 1–44. BHL Reference page

Additional references

  • Dickinson, M.G. 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 43]