Leucilla floridiana 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: 152

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Leucilla floridiana sensu Jenkin 1908
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Leucilla floridiana sensu Jenkin 1908 

Jenkin (1908: 453) reported the Central West Atlantic species Leucetta floridana ( Haeckel, 1872)  (originally as Leucaltis  ) from Wasini Island. He misspelled the species name (as floridiana  ) and transferred the species to the genus Leucilla  because of the presence of ectosomal giant tetractines. Valderrama et al. (2009) redescribed and discussed L. floridana  , restricting the occurrence of that species to the West Atlantic. They pointed out that Jenkin’s description is too limited to be able to classifiy his material and redescription is necessary.