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Leuconia is a genus of calcareous sponges in the family Baeriidae. It was described by English anatomist and zoologist Robert Edmond Grant in 1933.[2]

Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Porifera
Class: Calcarea
Order: Baerida
Family: Baeriidae
Genus: Leuconia
Grant, 1833

See text

  • Baeria Miklucho-Maclay, 1870


The following species of Leuconia are accepted in the World Porifera database:[1]

Several other species formerly treated as part of Leuconia have been transferred to other genera, primarily Leucandra.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Van Soest, R.W.M; Boury-Esnault, N.; Hooper, J.N.A.; Rützler, K.; de Voogd, N.J.; Alvarez, B.; Hajdu, E.; Pisera, A.B.; Manconi, R.; Schönberg, C.; Klautau, M.; Picton, B.; Kelly, M.; Vacelet, J.; Dohrmann, M.; Díaz, M.-C.; Cárdenas, P.; Carballo, J. L.; Ríos, P.; Downey, R. (2018). "Leuonia Grant, 1833". WoRMS. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2018-11-01.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Grant, R. E. (1833). Lectures on Comparative Anatomy and Animal Physiology. Lecture IV. On the classification of the organs of animals, and on the organs of support in animalcules and poripherous animals. The Lancet, 1(531), 193–200.
  3. ^ de Laubenfels, M. W. (1953). Sponges of the Alaskan Arctic. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Publications, 121(6), 1–22.
  4. ^ Hozawa, S. (1929). Studies on the calcareous sponges of Japan. Journal of the Faculty of Scinece, Imperial University of Tokyo, Zoology, 1, 277–389.
  5. ^ Dendy. A. (1892). Synopsis of the Australian Calcarea Heterocœla; with a proposed classification of the group and descriptions of some new genera and species. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 5, 69–116.
  6. ^ Carter, H. J. (1871). A description of two new Calcispongiæ, to which is added confirmation of Professor James-Clark's discovery of the true form of the sponge-cell (animal), and an account of the polype-like pore-area of Cliona corallinoides contrasted with Professor E. Häckel's view on the relationship of the sponges to the corals. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, [4](8)43, 1–27.
  7. ^ Topsent, M. E. (1907). Éponges calcaires recueillies par le Français dans l'Antarctique (Expédition du Dr. Charcot). Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, 13, 539–544.
  8. ^ Grant, R. E. (1826). Remarks on the structure of some calcareous sponges. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, 1, 166–170.
  9. ^ Miklucho-Maclay, N. (1870). Über eine schwämme des nördlichen stillen oceans und des eismeeres, welche im Zoologischen Museum der Kaiselichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in St. Petersburg augestellt sind. Ein beitrag zur morphologie und verbreitung der spongien. Mémoires de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de St.-Pétersbourg, (7)15(3), 1–24.
  10. ^ de Laubenfels, M. W. (1942). Porifera from Greenland and Baffinland collected by Captain Robert A. Bartlett. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, 32(9), 263–269.