Theonella swinhoei   Gray,  1868 (Sponge)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Demospongiae


Synonym (s)
Dactylocalyx pratti Bowerbank, 1869
(Genus transfer & Junior Synonym)
Theonella pratti (Bowerbank, 1869)
(Junior Synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Off Orissa Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at -
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  • Pattanayak, JG (2006) Marine sponges of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Records of the Zoological Survey of India- Occasional Paper No: 255 Zoological Survey of India 164
  • Thomas, PA; Sree, A; Bapuji, M; Rao, KM and Murthy, KSR (2002) Biodiversity, zoogeography and affinity of Orissa sponges Proceedings of the National Conference on Utilization of Bioresources - NATCUB-2002 Allied Publishers; New Delhi 351-360 Available at -

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