Leucosolenia botryoides

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Taxonavigation: Leucosoleniida 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Parazoa
Phylum: Porifera
Classis: Calcarea
Subclassis: Calcaronea
Ordo: Leucosoleniida

Familia: Leucosoleniidae
Genus: Leucosolenia
Species: Leucosolenia botryoides



Leucosolenia botryoides (Ellis & Solander, 1786)

  • Type data: unknown. [Unlocated collection fide Stone (1986)]
  • Type locality: “harbour near Emsworth, between Sussex and Hampshire”.


  • Spongia botryoides Ellis & Solander, 1786: 190 [original combination]
  • Scypha botryoideGray, 1821: 357 [subsequent combination]
  • Grantia botryoidesFleming, 1828: 525 [subsequent combination]
  • Calcispongia botryoidesBlainville, 1834: 531 [subsequent combination]
  • Leucosolenia botryoidesBowerbank, 1864: 164 [subsequent combination]



Primary references

  • Ellis, J. & Solander, D. 1786. The natural history of many curious and uncommon zoophytes, collected from various parts of the globe by the late John Ellis... Systematically arranged and described by the late Daniel Solander. B. White & Son: London. xii + 208 pp., 63 plates. BHL Reference page