Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Subgenus Clathria (Microciona) Bowerbank, 1862




New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Timor Province (2), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Northwest Transition (3), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northwest Province (4), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41), Central Western Transition (5)

Distribution References


Thinly or thickly encrusting growth forms; ectosomal skeleton with a single undifferentiated category of auxiliary styles sparsely dispersed on or near surface, lying paratangential or tangential to surface; choanosomal skeleton essentially hymedesmioid, with a basal layer of spongin bearing echinating and principal styles embedded in and perpendicular to it, forming single or plumose ascending columns, and in the latter case having spicule bundles partially enclosed by ascending, plumose, nonanastomosing spongin fibres (fibre nodes); principal styles frequently with prominent basal tyle and/or with basal spination; microscleres palmate isochelae and various toxa morphologies.


ID Keys

See Family Microcionidae Diagnosis


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
12-Jun-2014 15-Dec-2011 MOVED
28-Feb-2012 19-Apr-2011 MODIFIED
28-Feb-2012 13-Apr-2011 MODIFIED
20-Oct-2010 MODIFIED