Syconella proboscidea Haeckel, 1870

Van, Rob W. M. & De, Nicole J., 2018, Calcareous sponges of the Western Indian Ocean and Red Sea, Zootaxa 4426 (1), pp. 1-160: 148-149

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

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scientific name

Syconella proboscidea Haeckel, 1870
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Syconella proboscidea Haeckel, 1870 

This combination is a clear nomen nudum as there is no description given in Haeckel’s 1870 paper (p. 239). In the 1872 monograph, Haeckel reassigned the name proboscidea  to Sycandra Haeckel, 1872  . Since then this genus is

restricted to a single species S. utriculus ( Schmidt, 1869)  (originally as Ute Schmidt, 1862  ). Most other Sycandra  species are assigned to Sycon Risso, 1870  and from the few remarks of Haeckel (1872: 313) it is likely that Sycandra proboscidea  is also a member of that large genus. Sycon proboscidea ( Haeckel, 1872)  from the Egyptian Red Sea (Siemens collection) is poorly known and no recent records are available. It is a species inquirenda.