Clathrina primordialis sensu Jenkin, 1908

Van, Rob W. M. & De, Nicole J., 2018, Calcareous sponges of the Western Indian Ocean and Red Sea, Zootaxa 4426 (1), pp. 1-160: 151

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Clathrina primordialis sensu Jenkin, 1908


Clathrina primordialis sensu Jenkin, 1908 

Jenkin (1908: 436) gave a short description of specimens of Clathrina  with actines of 160–180 x 16–20 µm. He assigned these to Haeckel’s Clathrina primordialis  (originally as Ascetta  ). This species is reported widely in the literature but it was recently restricted to the Mediterranean ( Klautau & Valentine, 2003; Klautau et al. 2016). The spicule sizes of Jenkin’s material could indicate membership of above described Clathrina sinusarabica Klautau & Valentine, 2003  , but the short description is insufficient for a definite conclusion.