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Reevaluation of stalked aplysinid sponges, with description of a new species from the upper Bahamian slope

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Date Issued:
1998
Title: Reevaluation of stalked aplysinid sponges, with description of a new species from the upper Bahamian slope.
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Name(s): Maldonado, Manuel, creator
Young, Craig M., creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1998
Publisher: Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
Extent: 10 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3171650 (digitool), FADT3171650 (IID), fau:5647 (fedora)
Note(s): A new aplysinid sponge, Aplysina bathyphila n. sp., is described from the upper Bahamian slope, where its populations show a stenobathic distribution limited to the range between 60 and 150 m deep. The species is characterized morphologically by a stalked, goblet-shaped body and a large oscular diaphragm. The sponge body is hollow, having a spacious atrial cavity that becomes a narrow canal extending the whole length of the stalk. The skeleton is a highly regular network of hexagonal meshes built with a single type of laminated, pithed fibers, as is typically in the genus Aplysina. Choanocyte chambers are spherical.
This manuscript is available at http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/bms and may be cited as: Maldonado, M., & Young, C. M. (1998). Reevaluation of stalked aplysinid sponges, with description of a new species from the upper Bahamian slope. Bulletin of Marine Science, 63(2), 417-425.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #1231.
Subject(s): Sponges
Sponges --Bahamas
Sponges --Anatomy
Morphology (Animals)
Oceanographic submersibles
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Host Institution: FAU