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Ilan, M.; Gugel, J.; Van Soest, R.W.M. (2004). Taxonomy, reproduction and ecology of new and known Red Sea sponges. Sarsia. 89: 388-410.
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Ilan, M.; Gugel, J.; Van Soest, R.W.M.
2004
Taxonomy, reproduction and ecology of new and known Red Sea sponges
Sarsia
89: 388-410.
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Red Sea
Systematics, Taxonomy
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Circumtropical for Rhabderemia Topsent, 1890 
Elat for Callyspongia (Euplacella) paralia Ilan, Gugel & van Soest, 2004 
Elat for Niphates rowi Ilan, Gugel & van Soest, 2004 
Elat for Petrosia (Petrosia) elephantotus Ilan, Gugel & van Soest, 2004 
Gulf of Aqaba for Theonella conica (Kieschnick, 1896) 
Gulf of Aqaba for Theonella swinhoei Gray, 1868 
Northern and Central Red Sea for Amphimedon chloros Ilan, Gugel & van Soest, 2004 
Northern and Central Red Sea for Callyspongia (Euplacella) paralia Ilan, Gugel & van Soest, 2004 
Northern and Central Red Sea for Hemimycale arabica Ilan, Gugel & van Soest, 2004 
Northern and Central Red Sea for Niphates rowi Ilan, Gugel & van Soest, 2004 
Northern and Central Red Sea for Petrosia (Petrosia) elephantotus Ilan, Gugel & van Soest, 2004 
Northern and Central Red Sea for Rhabderemia batatas Ilan, Gugel & van Soest, 2004 
Northern and Central Red Sea for Siphonochalina siphonella Lévi, 1965 
Northern and Central Red Sea for Siphonochalina siphonella Lévi, 1965 
Northern and Central Red Sea for Theonella conica (Kieschnick, 1896) 
Northern and Central Red Sea for Topsentia aqabaensis Ilan, Gugel & van Soest, 2004 
 Authority

(Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864)in Thomas ()1986 [details]

 Description

This species resembles a Carribean species Petrosia pellasarca [details]

 Distribution

Found in very shallow locations .It appeared in high numbers at the highest subtidal locations and was never ... [details]

 Ecology

It is only distributed in extremeely shallow water.The first sponges were found below the water surface.the species ... [details]

 Ecology

Often found on manmade constructions in the ocean, from the shallowest (e.g on floating docks )to deeper water.It ... [details]

 Ecology

Often grows on the tips of live or dead branching stony coral or fibre coral (Millepora dichotoma)colonies.The ... [details]

 Holotype

Encrusting specimen collected on 8th january 1999 ZMTAU SP25155  [details]

 Holotype

Frank Nobbe deposited a "holotype to SMF in frankfurt (no.5165)" One of us (JG)examined the specimens in Frankfurt ... [details]

 Holotype

Specimen deposited in SMF in Frankfurt SMF 5152 as a holotype with the name Topsentia(=Epipolasis?) aqabaensis [details]

 Holotype

ZMTAU SP25160 collected in shallow water [details]

 Type specimen

Paratypes voucher 009, ZMA POR1 7086 collected in December 1997 ZMTAU SP25168 collected on 17 March 1999 in 2 m ... [details]

 Type specimen

Paratypes voucher 152; ZMA POR1 7085 collected on 13 may 1998 voucher 004, ZMTAU SP25166 [details]

 Type specimen

Paratypes ZMTAU SP25162 (17 march 1987) ZMTAU SP 25163 (1 January 1999) ZMA POR1 7084 (17 March 1987) [details]

 Type specimen

Paratypes ZMTAU SP25179 collected on 8th january 1999 ZMTAU SP25180 collected on 8th january 1999 ZMTAU SP25181 ... [details]

 Type specimen

Paratypes ZMTAU SP25174 collected on 8th january 1999 ZMTAU SP25175 collected on 7th january 1999 ZMTAU SP25176 ... [details]