Guancha blanca

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Guancha blanca
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Porifera
Class: Calcarea
Order: Clathrinida
Family: Clathrinidae
Genus: Guancha
Species: G. blanca
Binomial name
Guancha blanca
Miklucho-Maclay, 1868
Synonyms

Clathrina blanca

Guancha blanca is a species of sponge in the genus Guancha. It was originally named by Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay in tribute to the Guanches, the original inhabitants of the Canary Islands who had been exterminated by European invaders.[1]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Wongar, B., "Commentary" in Miklouho-Maclay, N. N. The New Guinea Diaries 1871-1183, translated by B. Wongar, Dingo Books, Victoria, Australia ISBN 978-0-9775078-1-8