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New species of Clathria (Clathria) (Poecilosclerida: Microcionidae) from Northeastern Brazil.

Added on 2013-04-17 14:59:06 by Hooper, John
Lydia Vieira De Barros, George Garcia Santos & Ulisses Pinheiro. 2013. Clathria (Clathria) Schmidt, 1862 from Brazil with description of a new species and a review of records (Poecilosclerida: Demospongiae: Porifera). Zootaxa 3640 (2): 284-295
We report and describe material of Clathria (Clathria) (Poecilosclerida: Microcionina: Microcionidae) collected from the coast of Brazil: Clathria (C.) nicoleae sp. nov., Clathria (C.) calypso and Clathria (C.) prolifera. Clathria (C.) calypso is also redescribed. Specimens previously recorded from Brazil as Clathria (C.) prolifera were considered to fit better in the taxon Clathria (Wilsonella). The new species was compared with all other (twenty-five) Clathria (C.) species occurring in the Atlantic. The new species differs from the other species by overall morphology and presence of auxiliary tylo- strongyle megascleres.


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