Elephant Ear Sponge (species: Ianthella basta) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Ianthella basta
Elephant Ear Sponge


©Anne Hoggett: A small Ianthella basta at the lagoon bommie, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Surface detail of a small Ianthella basta at the lagoon bommie, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Porifera
Class Demospongiae
Order Verongiida
Family Ianthellidae
Genus Ianthella
Species Ianthella basta

Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

  • Andreakis, N., H.M. Luter and N.S. Webster (2012). Cryptic speciation and phylogeographic relationships in the elephant ear sponge Ianthella basta (Porifera, Ianthellidae) from northern Australia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 166: 225-235. LIRS catalog number 90304.