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Calcinai, B.; Moratti, V.; Martinelli, M.; Bavestrello, G.; Taviani, M. (2013). Uncommon sponges associated with deep coral bank and maerl habitats in the Strait of Sicily (Mediterranean Sea). Italian Journal of Zoology. 80(3): 412-423.
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10.1080/11250003.2013.786763 [view]
Calcinai, B.; Moratti, V.; Martinelli, M.; Bavestrello, G.; Taviani, M.
2013
Uncommon sponges associated with deep coral bank and maerl habitats in the Strait of Sicily (Mediterranean Sea)
Italian Journal of Zoology
80(3): 412-423
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The ongoing exploration of deep-water coral habitats in the Mediterranean Sea provides continuously new and original information on such bathyal habitats and their biodiversity. The MARCOS (Malta StRait of Sicily CORals) cruise conducted in the Strait of Sicily in springtime 2007 sampled, among other things, a number of sponges associated with coral banks off Linosa Island and south of Malta and, subordinately, with maerl beds at shallower depths. Twenty species belonging to Demospongiae (19) and Hexactinellida (one) are here listed. Two species are first records for the Mediterranean Sea while two are new additions to the Italian sponge fauna. Finally, three taxa are recorded for the first time associated with Mediterranean deep-water corals.
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Ionian Sea for Characella pachastrelloides (Carter, 1876) 
Ionian Sea for Desmacella inornata (Bowerbank, 1866) 
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Ionian Sea for Erylus discophorus (Schmidt, 1862) 
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Tunisian Plateau/Gulf of Sidra for Haliclona (Haliclona) simulans (Johnston, 1842) 
Tunisian Plateau/Gulf of Sidra for Hamacantha (Hamacantha) azorica Topsent, 1904 
Tunisian Plateau/Gulf of Sidra for Hamacantha (Vomerula) falcula (Bowerbank, 1874) 
Tunisian Plateau/Gulf of Sidra for Hymedesmia (Hymedesmia) pugio Lundbeck, 1910 
Tunisian Plateau/Gulf of Sidra for Janulum spinispiculum (Carter, 1876) 
Tunisian Plateau/Gulf of Sidra for Jaspis incrustans (Topsent, 1890) 
Tunisian Plateau/Gulf of Sidra for Jaspis incrustans (Topsent, 1890) 
Tunisian Plateau/Gulf of Sidra for Pachastrella monilifera Schmidt, 1868 
Tunisian Plateau/Gulf of Sidra for Phakellia robusta Bowerbank, 1866 
Tunisian Plateau/Gulf of Sidra for Poecillastra compressa (Bowerbank, 1866) 
Tunisian Plateau/Gulf of Sidra for Polymastia tissieri (Vacelet, 1961) 
Tunisian Plateau/Gulf of Sidra for Thrombus abyssi (Carter, 1873) 
Tunisian Plateau/Gulf of Sidra for Tretodictyum tubulosum Schulze, 1886  (inaccurate)
Tunisian Plateau/Gulf of Sidra for Vulcanella gracilis (Sollas, 1888) 
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