Acanthodesia Canu & Bassler, 1919

Type species: Flustra savartii Audouin, 1826

After discussion with others, I have elected to return to placing Acanthodesia as a subjective synonym of Biflustra. For an alternative view, see Taylor & Tan (2015).

This genus includes the species:

  1. Acanthodesia savartii
  2. (Audouin, 1826) Recent
    Pliocene
    Cosmopolitan tropical
    Europe
    WoRMS 396715
  3. Acanthodesia variegata
  4. Di Martino & Taylor, 2018 Holocene Indonesia WoRMS 1399448

Acanthodesia savartii image Acanthodesia savartii image
Biflustra savartii Acanthodesia variegata

Biflustra page at NMITA

Membranipora savartii - at the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, Florida.

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Edited by Phil Bock
Modified on 15/06/2016
Modified on 4/11/2016 (returned to a synonym of Biflustra)
Modified on 14/5/2018 (added A. variegata)
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