Paratetilla bacca   (Selenka,  1867) (Sponge)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Demospongiae


Synonym (s)
Paratetilla arcifera Wilson, 1925
(Junior Synonym)
Paratetilla cineriformis Dendy, 1905
(Junior Synonym)
Paratetilla eccentrica Row, 1911
(Junior Synonym)
Stelletta bacca Selenka, 1887
Stelletta bacca var. bacca Selenka, 1867
Tethya merguiensis Carter, 1883
(Junior Synonym)
Tetilla bacca Selenka, 1867
Tetilla rubra Kieschnick, 1898
(Junior Synonym)
Tetilla ternatensis Kieschnick, 1896
(Junior Synonym)
Tetilla violacea Kieschnick, 1896
(Junior Synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island, Galaxea reef INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Bapuji, M; Sree, A; Mishra, S; Vimala, A; Sahu, SK; Choudhury, S and Thomas, PA (3634) The new sponge resources of Orrisa coast Current Science Indian Acadamy Of Science 77(2) Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • 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 -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -
  • 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
  • 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 -
  • Thomas, PA (1980) Demospongiae of Minicoy island (Indian ocean)-Part 3 orders Halichondrida, Hadromerida, Epipolasida and Choristida The journal of marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 22(1&2) 8-20 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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 -

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