Leucandra ananas 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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Leucandra ananas sensu Jenkin 1908


Leucandra ananas sensu Jenkin 1908 

Jenkin (1908: 444) reported this North Atlantic species, originally described by Montagu (1814: 96, as Spongia) from Zanzibar. The sponges were small and flask-shaped. The spicules included long diactines, 700–3000 x 28–46 µm, triactines of the cortex and the main skeleton 180–500 x 5–32 µm, tetractines with basal actines 170–280 x 6–20 µm, apical actines 50 x 6–9 µm. Possibly, one of the species of Schuffner (1877), e.g. L. echinata  could fit with Jenkin’s specimens.