Sycon australe

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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: Sycettidae
Genus: Sycon
Species: Sycon australe



Syntypes (2): BMNH 1907.8.6.82-84, 1907.8.6.85, and 1907.8.6.86, collected by National Antarctic Expedition (HMS Discovery) between 1901–1904.

Type locality: “Winter Quarters”, Hut Point, Antarctic.


  • Streptoconus australis Jenkin, 1908: 25 [original combination]
  • Sycon australeDendy & Row, 1913: 745 [subsequent combination]



Primary references

  • Jenkin, C.F. 1908. Porifera. III.–Calcarea. pp. 1–50, pls. XXVII–XXXVIII In National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–1904. Natural History. Volume IV. Zoology. Printed by Order of the Trustees of the British Museum: London. BHL Reference page