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Van Soest, R.W.M.; Kaiser, K.; Van Syoc, R. 2011. Sponges from Clipperton Island, East Pacific. Zootaxa 2839: 1-46.
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Twenty sponge species (totalling 190 individuals) were collected during the 1938, 1994 and 2004/5 expeditions to the remote island of Clipperton in the East Pacific Ocean. Seven species are widespread Indo-Pacific sponges; nine species comprise sponges new to science; four species were represented only by small thin patches insufficient for proper characterization and could be only determined to genus. The new species may not be necessarily endemic to the island, as several show similarities with species described from elsewhere in the East and West Pacific. Four species: Tethya sarai Desqueyroux Faúndez & Van Soest (1997), Callyspongia (Callyspongia) roosevelti n.sp., Spongia (Spongia) sweeti (Kirkpatrick, 1900) and Suberea etiennei n.sp. were found commonly occurring in localities around the island in depths between 10 and 55 m, growing on dead corals, under overhangs and rubble stones. The remaining sponges were either rare or were thinly encrusting on coral fragments. The latter may be more abundant than appears from the present study as they are probably not easily observed. The sponge fauna of Clipperton Island shows strongest affinities with the Central and West Pacific regions and only two or three species are shared with the East Pacific region.
East Pacific
Systematics, Taxonomy
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Holotype CAS 103429, locality Clipperton, identified as Aplysinopsis bergquistae van Soest, Kaiser & Van Syoc, 2011
Paratype CAS 180250, locality Clipperton, identified as Callyspongia (Callyspongia) roosevelti van Soest, Kaiser & Van Syoc, 2011
Holotype CAS 180255, locality Clipperton, identified as Suberea etiennei van Soest, Kaiser & Van Syoc, 2011
Holotype CAS 180256, locality Clipperton, identified as Clathrina passionensis van Soest, Kaiser & Van Syoc, 2011
Paratype USNM 22659, locality Clipperton, identified as Callyspongia (Callyspongia) roosevelti van Soest, Kaiser & Van Syoc, 2011
Paratype MNHN DCL 4039, 4041, 4043, 4046, 4048-B, 4049-B, 40450-A, 4052-A, 4053-C, 4058, 4060, 4062-B, locality Clipperton, identified as Callyspongia (Callyspongia) roosevelti van Soest, Kaiser & Van Syoc, 2011
Holotype MNHN DCL 4042-A, locality Clipperton, identified as Plakinastrella clippertonensis van Soest, Kaiser & van Syoc, 2011
Holotype MNHN DCL 4043-A, locality Clipperton, identified as Clathria (Thalysias) hermicola van Soest, Kaiser & Van Syoc, 2011
Holotype MNHN DCL 4044-A, locality Clipperton, identified as Timea clippertoni van Soest, Kaiser & Van Syoc, 2011
Paratype MNHN DCL 4045-C, 4049-B, 4050-C, 4052-C, 4053-F, locality Clipperton, identified as Suberea etiennei van Soest, Kaiser & Van Syoc, 2011
Paratype MNHN DCL 4053-A, locality Clipperton, identified as Clathria (Thalysias) hermicola van Soest, Kaiser & Van Syoc, 2011
Paratype MNHN DCL 4054-A, locality Clipperton, identified as Clathria (Thalysias) hermicola van Soest, Kaiser & Van Syoc, 2011
Paratype ZMA Por. 13983, 13985, locality Clipperton, identified as Callyspongia (Callyspongia) roosevelti van Soest, Kaiser & Van Syoc, 2011
Holotype ZMA Por. 13984, locality Clipperton, identified as Callyspongia (Callyspongia) roosevelti van Soest, Kaiser & Van Syoc, 2011
Holotype ZMA Por. 13998, locality Clipperton, identified as Ulosa pacifica van Soest, Kaiser & Van Syoc, 2011
Holotype ZMA Por. 21202, locality Clipperton, identified as Paratimea globastrella van Soest, Kaiser & Van Syoc, 2011