Howson, C.M.; Chambers, S.J. (1999). Ophlitaspongia and Ophlitaspongia papilla reinstated, and a new species of Ophlitaspongia described (Porifera: Demospongiae: Microcionidae). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 79 (4): 609-620.
Howson, C.M.; Chambers, S.J.
<i>Ophlitaspongia</i> and <i>Ophlitaspongia papilla</i> reinstated, and a new species of <i>Ophlitaspongia</i> described (Porifera: Demospongiae: Microcionidae)
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
79 (4): 609-620
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A new species of Ophlitaspongia (Porifera: Microcionidae) from wave-exposed sublittoral rock in the north-east Atlantic is described and compared to the two other species recorded from the genus in the north-east Atlantic. The species known as Ophlitaspongia seriata is considered to be a junior synonym of Halichondria panicea. Consequently, the name O. papilla has been reinstated. The other recorded species O. basi˘xa, is from deep water. Ophlitaspongia basi˘xa has characters which diĦerentiate it from Ophlitaspongia sp. nov. The genus Ophlitaspongia has been separated from related genera and reinstated for species in the North Atlantic.