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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Tethya citrina SarÓ & Melone, 1965

Scientific synonyms and common names

Spongia verrucosa n.sp. Montagu, 1818: 117, pl. XIII figs. 4-5 (NOMEN OBLITUM: forgotten name)
Tethea lyncurium: Bowerbank, 1864: pl. XXV fig. 342; 1866: 92; 1874: 38, pl. XV figs. 17-22 (NOT Alcyonium lyncurium Linnaeus, 1767)
Donatia lyncurium Stephens, 1914: 22; Brøndsted, 1932: 5.
Tethya lyncurium: Hanitsch, 1890: 220; Hanitsch, 1895: 212; Topsent, 1899: 105; Topsent, 1900: 294; Topsent, 1894: 8; Stephens, 1912: 18.
Tethya aurantium: Topsent, 1920: 640; Topsent, 1932: 2; Bruce et al., 1963: 44; Borojevic et al., 1968: 5; Könnecker, 1973: 455; Descatoire, 1969a: 185; Cabioch, 1973: 5; Van Soest et al., 1981: 38; Durán and Solórzano, 1982: 52; Lombas, 1982: 44; Ackers, 1983: 162; Hiscock et al., 1983 (1984): 20; Ackers et al., 1985: 71, figs. 16-17; 1992: 66, fig. 176; Sarà and Gaino, 1987: 313. (NOT Alcyonium aurantium Pallas, 1766)
Tethya aurantia: Burton, 1957: 30.
Tethya citrina n.sp. Sarà & Melone, 1965

Since T. norvegica was formerly considered a junior synonym of T. aurantium and was only recently re-instated as valid, many of the northern records of T. aurantium (e.g. those of Burton, 1930a and Arndt, 1935) are uncertain and likely to be T. norvegica.

Tethya citrina