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Anew species of Sphinctrella (Demospongiae: Astrophorida) and remarks on the status of the genus inthe Mediterranean

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Date Issued:
1996
Title: Anew species of Sphinctrella (Demospongiae: Astrophorida) and remarks on the status of the genus inthe Mediterranean.
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Name(s): Maldonado, Manuel
Uriz, M. J.
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Date Issued: 1996
Publisher: L'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique
Place of Publication: Brussels, Belgium
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 11 p.
Language(s): English
Identifier: FA00007337 (IID)
Note(s): We describe in this study a new Mediterranean species of the genus Sphinctrella SCHMIDT. Sphinctrella aberrans sp. nov. is characterized by the presence of malformed ortho-plagiotriaenes and pseudocalthrops, a category of spirasters with a very thick central axis, microxeas with attenuate ringed ornamentation, and a very fine, pore-like fenestration of the ectosome of the exhalant sieves. Apart from S. aberrans, three other species of Sphinctrella are known from the Mediterranean according to the literature : Sphinctrella gracilis SOLLAS, Sphinctrella horrida SCHMIDT and Sphinctrella verrucolosa PULITZER-FINALI. However, the reexamination of the single Mediterranean individual claimed to be S. horrida made evident that this specimen was misidentified and the species actually does not exist in the Mediterranean.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution 1111
This manuscript is an author version with the final publication available and may be cited as: Maldonado, M. & Uriz, M-J. (1996). A new species of Sphinctrella (Demospongiae: Astrophorida) and remarks on the status of the genus in the Mediterranean. Bulletin de l’Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, 66(Suppl.), 175- 184.
Subject(s): Demospongiae--Classification
Spicule (Anatomy)
Demospongiae--Mediterranean Sea
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