The Kirk Collection of Sponges (Porifera) in the Zoology Museum, Victoria University College
Genus Lelapia Gray 1867 — Lelapia australis Carter
Genus Lelapia Gray 1867
Lelapia australis Carter
H. J. Carter Ann.Mag.Nat.Hist., pp. 138, 148 (1886)
Syntype (merotype), ex Dendy collection, ex Carter collection. The slide, which is evidently of considerable historical interest, carries Dendy's own label which reads "Port Phillip Heads, from Mr. Carter's specimen, Transverse section, Borax Carmine—ARTHUR DENDY." It was evidently prepared subsequently to Dendy's (1893, p. 105) statement that he had never had an opportunity of examining the species.