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The Chalinidae (Porifera) of Twin Cays, Belize, and adjacent waters
de Weerdt, W.H.; Ruetzler, K.; Smith, K.P. (1991). The Chalinidae (Porifera) of Twin Cays, Belize, and adjacent waters. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 104(1): 189-205
In: Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. Biological Society of Washington: Washington. ISSN 0006-324X; e-ISSN 1943-6327
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Keywords
    Animal morphology; Identification keys; Taxonomy; Chalinidae Gray, 1867 [WoRMS]; Haliclona Grant, 1841 [WoRMS]; ASW, Belize [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • de Weerdt, W.H.
  • Ruetzler, K.
  • Smith, K.P.

Abstract
    Eight species of the sponge family Chalinidae Gray (Haplosclerida, Demospongiae) are described from shallow-water habitats, primarily mangroves, of Twin Cays and Glover's Reef, Belize. Four species are new: Haliclona mucifibrosa, H. magnifica, H. twincayensis, and H. pseudomolitba. A key to the species and illustrations are provided.

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