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A revision of Diacarnus Burtonand Negombata de Laubenfels (Demonspongiae: Latrunculiidae) with descriptions of new speciesfrom the west-central Pacific and Red Sea

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1995
Title: A revision of Diacarnus Burtonand Negombata de Laubenfels (Demonspongiae: Latrunculiidae) with descriptions of new speciesfrom the west-central Pacific and Red Sea.
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Name(s): Kelly-Borges, M.
Vacelet, J.
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Date Issued: 1995
Publisher: Queensland Museum
Place of Publication: Brisbane, Australia
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 28 p.
Language(s): English
Identifier: FA00007263 (IID)
Note(s): Species previously assigned to the genus Latrunculia, which possess discate microrhabds as the microsclere complement, have been re-evaluated and assigned to Diacamus Burton and Negombata de Laubenfels, which both contain spinulate rather than discate microrhabd microscleres. The type species of Diacamus, Axos spinipoculum Carter, is redescribed, and seven new species are described: D. beilae, D. erythraeanus, D. levii, D. ardoukobae, D. bismarck.ensis, D. tubifera, and D. megaspinorhabdosa, spp. nov. The type species of Negombata, Latrunculia corticata (Carter), is redescribed and the only other known species, Latrunculia magnifica Keller, is transferred to Negombata. Diagnostic morphological characters which emphasize a combination of gross morphology, spicule dimensions, microsclere morphology and disposition, are identified for Diacamus and Negombata and the affinities of these and other latrunculiids, Latrunculia and Sigmosceptrella, are compared to each other and to other demosponges.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution 1090
This manuscript is an author version with the final publication available and may be cited as: Kelly-Borges, M., & Vacelet, J. (1995). A revision of Diacarnus Burton and Negombata de Laubenfels (Demonspongiae: Latrunculiidae) with descriptions of new species from the west-central Pacific and Red Sea. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 38(2), 477-503.
Subject(s): Red Sea
Micronesia
Demospongiae
Demospongiae--Classification
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