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  • Invertebrate Zoology PORb-162 MCZ Invertebrate Zoology
  • Phakellia folium
  • whole animal (dry)
  • Off Sombrero
  • Atlantic Ocean: Atlantic, Western Central: United States: Florida
  • 1 May 1868
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Phakellia folium Schmidt, 1870
Animalia Porifera Demospongiae Halichondrida Axinellidae Phakellia folium
Identified by Edward Oskar Schmidt
Nature of ID: migration
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: Atlantic Ocean
Country: United States
State/Province: Florida
Specific Locality: Off Sombrero
Collecting Source: wild caught
Depth: 262 fms
Coordinates: 24° 14´ 20´´ N 83° 57´ 0´´ W (Datum: unknown)
[no agent data]; 1868-05-01; Source: Lists of Dredging Stations in North American Water from 1867-1887 by Sanderson Smith
Collecting Date: 1 May 1868
other number: PORa-6781
station number: 12
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
whole animal (dry) unchecked in collection 3
citation: 1870.Grunzuge einer Spongien - Fauna des Atlantischen Gebietes. Leipzig, Engelmann: 62, Pl.IV, fig.16.
  [no agent data], 2011-03-06, migration
Remarks: Entered into MCZ Sponge Catalogue as Phakellia folium & tenax. One fragment is wrapped in a label with "Phakellia tenax n.sp." written in pencil, probably in Schmidt's handwriting. There is also a small Agassiz jar labelled Phakellia folium. It contains one sponge fragment. A label stating "Phakellia folium n. sp", also in Schmidt's handwriting, was found loose in the box containing the specimens. MCZ No. 162 also includes an octocoral fragment, wrapped in a piece of paper and labelled "Polyp."