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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Polymastia penicillus (Montagu, 1818)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Spongia penicillus n.sp. Montagu, 1818: 93, pl. XII fig. 7; Templeton, 1836: 470.
Polymastia mamillaris: Bowerbank, 1864: 178; 1866: 71; 1874: 31, pl. 12 figd. 1-11; Norman, 1869: 297; Fristedt, 1885: 15; Hanitsch, 1890: 220; Topsent, 1891a: 529; Topsent, 1894: 8; Topsent, 1899: 105; Topsent, 1900: 131, pl.4 figs. 8-13; Arndt, 1913: 113; De Beauchamp, 1914: 169; Stephens, 1914: 29; Prenant, 1927: 38; Burton, 1930a: 496; Burton, 1931: 8; Brøndsted, 1932: 5; Topsent, 1932: 2; Arndt, 1935: 33, fig. 48; Lévi, 1956; Burton, 1957: 29; Bruce et al., 1963: 44; Borojevic et al., 1968: 8; Descatoire, 1969a: 185; Könnecker, 1973: 455; Boury-Esnault, 1974: 141; 1987: 32, Fig, 1; Cabioch, 1973: 5; Van Soest et al., 1981: 38, fig. 2; Durán and Solórzano, 1982: 52; Hiscock et al., 1983(1984): 21, pl. 1f; Ackers, 1983: 162; Ackers et al., 1985: 83, fig. 7; Weinberg, 1994: 154. (NOT: Spongia mamillaris Müller, 1806)
Hymeniacidon crustula n.sp. Bowerbank, 1866: 185.

N.B. 1: The species name is persistently spelled "mammillaris ".
N.B. 2: Polymastia mammeata (Bowerbank, 1866: 170) appears to be a form of Hymeniacidon perlevis (Montagu).

Polymastia penicillus