Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Clathria (Thalysias) coppingeri (Ridley, 1884)

  • Clathria coppingeri Ridley, S.O. 1884. Report on the Zoological Collections made in the Indo-Pacific Ocean during the voyage of H.M.S. Alert, 1881–1882. Spongiida. (Part 1, Australian sponges). London : British Museum (Natural History) 366-482, pls 39-43. [445].
    Type data:
     Lectotype BMNH 1881.19.121.246 dry (NMV photo 48/12 - egaz), 5–14 m, Albany Is., Northern Territory [10°44'S 142°36'E, 20°00'S 134°00'E].
    Paralectotype(s) BMNH 1881.10.21.330 wet.




Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Also Aru and Kai Islands, Indonesia.

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), Northwest Transition (3), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northwest Province (4), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Filter-feeder, marine, sessile.

Extra Ecological Information

Depth 15–94 m; deeper offshore rock reefs, dead coral, coral heads, restricted to hard substrates.


General References

Hooper, J.N.A. 1996. Revision of Microcionidae (Porifera: Poecilosclerida: Demospongiae), with description of Australian species. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 40: 1-626 [Date published 01/06/1996] [308]

Hooper, J.N.A., Capon, R.J., Keenan, C.P., Parry, D.L. & Smit, N. 1992. Chemotaxonomy of marine sponges: families Microcionidae, Raspailiidae and Axinellidae, and their relationships with other families in the orders Poecilosclerida and Axinellida (Porifera: Demospongiae). Invertebrate Taxonomy 6(2): 261-301 [263]

Hooper, J.N.A. in Hooper, J.N.A. & Wiedenmayer, F. 1994. Porifera. pp. 1-620 in Wells, A. (ed.). Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Melbourne : CSIRO Australia Vol. 12 xiii 624 pp. [Date published 21/Nov/1994] [270] (identified as Spongia juniperina var. b Lamarck, 1814 in Topsent (1932) op. cit.) [99])

Topsent, E. 1932. Eponges de Lamarck conservées au Muséum de Paris. Deuxième partie. Archives du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris 6 8: 61-124 2 figs pls 1-6 [99]


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 02-May-2011 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)