Leucaltis bathybia Haeckel, 1872

Van, Rob W. M. & De, Nicole J., 2018, Calcareous sponges of the Western Indian Ocean and Red Sea, Zootaxa 4426 (1), pp. 1-160: 148

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4426.1.1

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Leucaltis bathybia Haeckel, 1872
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Leucaltis bathybia Haeckel, 1872 

Next to Haeckel’s (1872: 156) description, there are three additional records, (1) by Row (1909: 205) from Suez as Leucilla bathybia  , (2) by Burton (1952: 164) from the Gulf of Aqaba as Leuconia  , and (3) by Lévi (1965: 25) from the southern Red Sea, also as Leuconia  . Neither Row nor Lévi provided a description, so we cannot comment. Burton (1952) gave a partial description, which may indicate his specimens belonged to Paraleucilla crosslandi  (see above in the remarks of that species). The species as described by Haeckel (1872: 156) is also discussed above under Leucaltis nodusgordii  and under Paraleucilla crosslandi  . Its identity remains to be decided from redescription of the type material, ZMBAbout ZMB 326.

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