Fasciospongia cavernosa   (Schmidt,  1862) (Sponge)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Demospongiae


Synonym (s)
Cacospongia aspergillum Schmidt, 1868
Cacospongia cavernosa Schmidt, 1862
Stelospongia cavernosa (Schmidt, 1862)
Stelospongia cavernosa var. mediterranea Lendenfeld, 1889
(Junior synonym)
Fasciospongia aspergillum (Schmidt, 1868)
(Junior synonym)
Stelospongia aspergillum (Schmidt, 1868)
(Junior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal


• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni (Lat: 10.08) (Long: 73.65) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Andrott (Lat: 10.83) (Long: 73.68) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt (Lat: 11.23) (Long: 72.78) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Amini (Lat: 11.12) (Long: 72.73) INDIA
• Orissa, Gopalpur (Lat: 19.23) (Long: 82.03) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 2003)
• Kerala, Trivandrum, Vizhinjam Coast INDIA (Record: 01/2009) (Depth: 10-12 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram INDIA
• Kerala, Kovalam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari INDIA
• Kerala, Mahe INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Bakus, JG (1993) Coral reef ecosystems Oxford and IBH publishing CO. PVT. LTD 232 pp Available at - NIO, RC, Kochi
  • Wilsanand, V; Wagh, AB and Bapuji, M (1999) Antifouling activities of marine sedentary invertebrates on some macrofoulers Indian Journal of Marine Sciences CSIR, New Delhi 28 280-284 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Thomas, PA (1973) Marine Demospongiae of Mahe Island in the Seychelles bank (Indian Ocean) 35065 Available at - CMFRI, Kochi
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Manilal, A; Sabarathnam, B; Kiran, GS; Sujith, S; Shakir, C and Selvin, J (2010) Antagonistic potentials of marine sponge associated fungi Aspergillus clavatus MFD15 Asian Journal of Medical Sciences Maxwell Science Publication 2(4) 195-200 Available at - http://www.maxwellsci.com/jp/abstract.php?jid=AJMS&no=63&abs=07
  • James, PSBR ; Thomas, PA ; Pillai, CSG and Achari Kumaraswamy, GP (1969) ´╗┐Catalogue of types and of sponges, corals, polychaetes, crabs and echinoderms in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 7 1-66 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/567/1/Bulletin_7.pdf
  • Thomas, PA (1989) Sponge fauna of Lakshadweep Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 150-161 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8213/1/Bulletin_No_43.pdf

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