Sycon elegans sensu Borojević 1967

Van, Rob W. M. & De, Nicole J., 2018, Calcareous sponges of the Western Indian Ocean and Red Sea, Zootaxa 4426 (1), pp. 1-160: 153

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

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scientific name

Sycon elegans sensu Borojević 1967
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Sycon elegans sensu Borojević 1967 

Borojević (1967: 201) reported this North Atlantic species (cf. Bowerbank, 1864) from the Durban coast, admitting that this was the southernmost occurrence of the species. Simultaneously he referred Burton’s (1933) record of West Pacific Sycon gelatinosum ( Blainville, 1834)  and East African Sycon tabulatum ( Schuffner, 1877)  to the very similar S. elegans  . As we pointed out above, Sycon tabulatum  appears the more likely identity for this record, as S. elegans  and S. gelatinosum  have their type localities at a great distance from East Africa.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Porifera

Class

Calcarea

Order

Leucosolenida

Family

Sycettidae

Genus

Sycon