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NameKahn, A.S., Geller, J.B., Reiswig, H.M., Smith Jr., K.L. 2013. Bathydorus laniger and Docosaccus maculatus (Lyssacinosida; Hexactinellida): Two new species of glass sponge from the abyssal eastern North Pacific Ocean. Zootaxa 3646:386–400.
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AbstractTwo new species of glass sponge were discovered from the abyssal plain 200 km west of the coast of California (Station M). The sponges have similar gross morphology—an unusual plate-like form with basalia stilting the body above soft abyssal sediments. Bathydorus laniger sp. n. differs from its congeners by the presence of dermal and atrial stauractins; it is also supported by smooth hypodermal pentactins and hypoatrial hexactins. Microscleres include oxyhexasters and oxyhemihexasters. Docosaccus maculatus sp. n. contains large hexactins (>1 cm), characteristic of the genus. Megascleres include dermal hexactins, atrial pentactins, and choanosomal hexactins and diactins. Microscleres include oxytipped hemihexasters and floricomes. Several features serve to differentiate this species from its only known congener.
Geographical
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East Pacific
North Pacific
Taxonomic
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Porifera
Taxa
(2)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBathydorus laniger Kahn, Geller, Reiswig & Smith Jr., 2013 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDocosaccus maculatus Kahn, Geller, Reiswig & Smith Jr., 2013 (original description)
Distributions
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East Pacific for Bathydorus laniger Kahn, Geller, Reiswig & Smith Jr., 2013
East Pacific for Docosaccus maculatus Kahn, Geller, Reiswig & Smith Jr., 2013
Feedingtypes
(2)
Bathydorus laniger Kahn, Geller, Reiswig & Smith Jr., 2013, filter feeder
Docosaccus maculatus Kahn, Geller, Reiswig & Smith Jr., 2013, filter feeder
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2013-05-06 14:01:38Z  created  Dohrmann, Martin
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