Does anybody have, or know where I can find, an image of Wigginsia wigginsi de Laubenfels for its taxon page? Hopefully it might dissuade naive users from identifying cacti as sponges!
Sorry, I can’t help you but I sympathize. Very often, people type Artemesia when they mean Artemisia and end up identifying a plant as a shrimp… Both taxa have an image but that doesn’t help much.
There is a 2002 book, Systema Porifera, with a chapter on the Family Acarnidae that has an image that may work?
Book link: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9780306472602
Fig 12 in the fifth chapter (pdf):
…still might not dissuade them from identifying their cacti as a sponge though…
Good image but no doubt copyright would prevent iNat from using it.
was hoping there might be pre-1926 (automatically public domain) images in the biodiversity heritage library archives. species was published in the fifties though, so no dice. Did come across this interesting line:
" Wigginsia is in all ways as beautiful as Higginsia."
Hadn’t even considered the copyright issue- I’m sure Springer would not share copyright!
Could maybe email the author and see if he would provide a non-copyrighted photo? I’m he has many more images and he works at a museum, which might make him more likely to respond for citizen science :)
Worth asking Springer. It’s for a citizen science project and nonprofit use after all. In my experience, more often than not I received permission for reprinting images provided we mentioned the source. That was for printed stuff though. Would not know about digital material.