Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Clathria (Wilsonella) tuberosa (Bowerbank, 1875)

  • Microciona tuberosa Bowerbank, J.S. 1875. Contributions to a general history of the Spongiadae. Part vii. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1875: 281-296 [281] [recorded from Torres Strait, in 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) pp. 366–482, pls 39–43. (444 pl. 42 fig. d), in Clathria; one syntype redescribed in Ridley, S.O. 1881. Spongida. In Account of the zoological collections made during the survey of H.M.S. Alert in the Straits of Magellan and on the Coast of Patagonia. XI. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1881: 107–137, 140–141 pls 10–11 (121)].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH 1877.5.21.1312 dry, plus slides, Straits of Malacca [no coords available].
    Paratype(s) BMNH 1877.5.21.1314 slides; MNHN Paris LBIM DCL 2346 slide.




Northern Territory, Queensland

Extra Distribution Information

Torres Strait, Cobourg Peninsula, Darwin region, and also Indo-Malayan region.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Filter-feeder, marine, sessile.

Extra Ecological Information

Depth 2–19 m; rock, dead and live coral reefs, epizootic on other sponges and gorgonians.


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 13-Apr-2011 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)