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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXestospongia bocatorensis Díaz, Thacker, Rützler & Piantoni, 2007 
AphiaID: 255054

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorifera (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDemospongiae (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaplosclerida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPetrosina (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPetrosiidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXestospongia (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXestospongia de Laubenfels, 1932
Source  original description Díaz, M.C.;Thacker, R.W.; Rützler, K.; Piantoni, C. 2007. Two new haplosclerid sponges from Caribbean Panama with symbiotic filamentous cyanobacteria, and an overview of sponge-cyanobacteria associations. Pp. 31-39 in: Custódio, M. R.; Lôbo-Hajdu, G.; Hajdu, E. ; Muricy, G. (eds). Porifera Research: Biodiversity, Innovation and Sustainability. Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 694 pp. [details] [full text]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Caribbean Sea
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaribbean Sea [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPanamanian part of the Caribbean Sea [details]
Panama
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPanama [details]
Southwestern Caribbean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSouthwestern Caribbean [details]
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Panama
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPanama [details]

Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype USNM 1106222, locality Panama (Crawl Cay Canal) [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Porifera Collection 
Attribute Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFunctional group benthos » Stage adult (inherited from Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorifera) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFunctional group plankton » Stage larva (inherited from Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorifera) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFeedingtype filter feeder (inherited from Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorifera) [details]
Note 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Shape and size: Thinly encrusting species (2-5 mm thick), in
patches from five to a few hundred cm2. Surface: Smooth. Oscules (1-2 mm diameter) on top of low volcano-shaped mounds (1-2 mm of height). Consistency: Crumbly and brittle. Colour: In live, dark purple, inside and out. Cream to white in alcohol.
Ectosomal skeleton: No organization, spicules strewn
tangentially. Choanosomal skeleton: Isotropic unispicular to paucispicular reticulation forming polygonal meshes (100-320 ¼m in diameter), and paucispicular primaries (2-3 spicules across) 200-300 ¼m apart. Filamentous cyanobacteria densely packed around the skeleton .
Spicules: Fusiform to slightly hastate stout oxeas in one
size class (230-320 x 8-15 ¼m), with pointed ends. Sigmas, c-shaped (10-26 x <1 ¼m).
Ecology: The species was found growing in small patches on mangrove roots, empty shells, or coral rubble, and occasionally profusely overgrowing live corals. Also found on shallow reefs (0-15 m deep) growing over coral and bare rock substrates.
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Xestospongia bocatorensis Díaz et al. 2007
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Xestospongia bocatorensis
Xestospongia bocatorensis
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:255054
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  Citation: van Soest, R. (2014). Xestospongia bocatorensis Díaz, Thacker, Rützler & Piantoni, 2007. In: Van Soest, R.W.M; Boury-Esnault, N.; Hooper, J.N.A.; Rützler, K.; de Voogd, N.J.; Alvarez de Glasby, B.; Hajdu, E.; Pisera, A.B.; Manconi, R.; Schoenberg, C.; Janussen, D.; Tabachnick, K.R., Klautau, M.; Picton, B.; Kelly, M.; Vacelet, J.; Dohrmann, M.; Díaz, M.-C.; Cárdenas, P. (2014) World Porifera database. Accessed through: Van Soest, R.W.M; Boury-Esnault, N.; Hooper, J.N.A.; Rützler, K.; de Voogd, N.J.; Alvarez de Glasby, B.; Hajdu, E.; Pisera, A.B.; Manconi, R.; Schoenberg, C.; Janussen, D.; Tabachnick, K.R., Klautau, M.; Picton, B.; Kelly, M.; Vacelet, J.; Dohrmann, M.; Díaz, M.-C.; Cárdenas, P. (2014) World Porifera database at http://www.marinespecies.org/porifera/porifera.php?p=taxdetails&id=255054 on 2014-10-20
  


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