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A new species of carnivorous deep-sea sponge (Demospongiae: Cladorhizidae) associated with methanotrophic bacteria
Vacelet, J.; Boury-Esnault, N. (2002). A new species of carnivorous deep-sea sponge (Demospongiae: Cladorhizidae) associated with methanotrophic bacteria. Cah. Biol. Mar. 43(2): 141-148
In: Cahiers de Biologie Marine. Station Biologique de Roscoff: Paris. ISSN 0007-9723
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Keywords
    Deep water; Methane; New species; Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCladorhiza Sars, 1872 [WoRMS]; Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorifera [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Vacelet, J.
  • Boury-Esnault, N., more

Abstract
    A new species of Cladorhiza, C. methanophila sp. nov., is described from mud volcano fields and active sites of methane expulsion in the Barbados Trench, from 4700 to 4900 m depth. This species, the first reliable record of the genus in the Central Eastern Atlantic, is both carnivorous and associated with methanotrophic bacteria.

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