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The Kirk Collection of Sponges (Porifera) in the Zoology Museum, Victoria University College

Genus Grantessa von Lendenfeld 1885

Genus Grantessa von Lendenfeld 1885

Grantessa intusarticulata (Carter)

H. J. Carter Ann.Mag.Nat.Hist., p. 45 (1886)

Happy Valley; Stewart Island; Lyall Bay—all coll. H. B. Kirk, no date. Kirk does not seem ever to have recorded any of these occurrences, but Brondsted (1926) has reported the species from Island Bay. Brondsted's material was collected by Th. Mortensen, whom Kirk conducted to various Wellington collecting localities during the former's visit to New Zealand.

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Grantessa hirsuta Carter

H. J. Carter Ann.Mag.Nat.Hist., p. 41 (1886)

Port Phillip Heads. This material is probably part of that mentioned by Dendy (1893, p. 106) as having been collected by J. B. Wilson.

Grantessa poculum (Polejaeff)

N. Polejaeff, Challenger Rpts., Zoology, 8 (24), 46 (1883)

Port Phillip Heads, S. Coast, Australia, coll. J. B. Wilson, B.M.I.