WoRMS source details

Vacelet,J.; Borchiellini, C.; Pérez, T.; Bultel-Poncé, V.; Brouard, J.P.; Guyot, M. (2000). Morphological, chemical and biochemical characterization of a new species of sponge without skeleton (Porifera, Demospongiae) from the Mediterranean Sea. Zoosystema. 22 (2): 313-326.
9889
Vacelet,J.; Borchiellini, C.; Pérez, T.; Bultel-Poncé, V.; Brouard, J.P.; Guyot, M.
2000
Morphological, chemical and biochemical characterization of a new species of sponge without skeleton (Porifera, Demospongiae) from the Mediterranean Sea.
Zoosystema
22 (2): 313-326.
Publication
Available for editors  PDF available [request]
A new species of sponge without skeleton, Thymosiopsis conglomerans, is described from the Mediterranean. It differs from the other species of the genus, T. cuticulatus Vacelet & Perez, which lives in close sympatry although under different ecological conditions, in its morphology and in sterol composition. The new species is massive and incorporates large amounts of foreign materials. ”7 sterols are present in both species of Thymosiopsis, but they differ significantly in the side-chains. The 28S rRNA sequences clearly confirm the close affinities of Thymosiopsis with Thymosia, a North-East Atlantic genus which is distinctive in having a skeleton made up of nodulose spongin fibres. The rRNA sequences also support the allocation of these two genera to the family Chondrillidae. The cytology of the new species is compared with that of T. cuticulatus and of Thymosia guernei from Portugal using transmission electron microscopy.
Mediterranean
Systematics, Taxonomy
RIS (EndNote, Reference Manager, ProCite, RefWorks)
BibTex (BibDesk, LaTeX)
Date
action
by
2013-01-12 18:30:12Z
created
db_admin
2018-03-10 19:52:12Z
changed

Holotype MNHN D JV 64, geounit Western Mediterranean, identified as Thymosiopsis conglomerans Vacelet, Borchiellini, Pérez, Bultel-Poncé, Brouard & Guyot, 2000
Paratype MNHN D JV 65, geounit Western Mediterranean, identified as Thymosiopsis conglomerans Vacelet, Borchiellini, Pérez, Bultel-Poncé, Brouard & Guyot, 2000