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Ribeiro, S.M.; Muricy, G. (2011). Taxonomic revision of Brazilian Tethya (Porifera: Hadromerida) with description of four new species. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 91(07): 1511-1528.
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10.1017/s0025315411000038 [view]
Ribeiro, S.M.; Muricy, G.
2011
Taxonomic revision of Brazilian <i>Tethya</i> (Porifera: Hadromerida) with description of four new species
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
91(07): 1511-1528
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The taxonomy of the genus Tethya from Brazil is revised. Five species are described, four of which are new to science: Tethya maza, T. beatrizae sp. nov., T. nicoleae sp. nov., T. parvula sp. nov., and T. solangeae sp. nov. Five earlier records of Tethya from Brazil (T. aurantium, T. diploderma, T. maza, T. japonica and T. seychellensis) are re-evaluated and only T. maza is confirmed. The other previous records of Tethya from Brazil, viz., Tethya brasiliana, T. cyanae, T. ignis and T. rubra, have been recently described in detail using scanning electron microscopy and are also considered valid. An amendment to the nomenclature of micrasters is made, recognizing at least two different morphologies of each type of micraster (strongylasters types 1 and 2, tylasters types 1 and 2, and oxyasters types 1, 2 and 3). A neotype was designated for T. maza. With four new species described here and four previous records considered invalid the known diversity of Tethya in Brazil still remains nine species. However, its rate of endemism has increased from 44% to 89%.
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Systematics, Taxonomy
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Brazilian Exclusive Economic Zone for Tethya nicolae Ribeiro & Muricy, 2011 
Fernando de Noronha and Atoll das Rocas for Tethya beatrizae Ribeiro & Muricy, 2011 
Fernando de Noronha and Atoll das Rocas for Tethya beatrizae Ribeiro & Muricy, 2011 
Northeastern Brazil for Tethya nicolae Ribeiro & Muricy, 2011 
Northeastern Brazil for Tethya solangeae Ribeiro & Muricy, 2011 
Southeastern Brazil for Tethya parvula Ribeiro & Muricy, 2011 
Southeastern Brazil for Tethya parvula Ribeiro & Muricy, 2011 
Holotype MNRJ 7802, verbatimGeounit PERNAMBUCO STATE: Fe..., identified as Tethya beatrizae Ribeiro & Muricy, 2011
Holotype MNRJ 1488, verbatimGeounit Muro Alto Beach, PE..., identified as Tethya solangeae Ribeiro & Muricy, 2011
Holotype MNRJ 96, verbatimGeounit Saco da Serraria, Il..., identified as Tethya parvula Ribeiro & Muricy, 2011
Holotype MNHN LBIM.D.NBE.1030, geounit Northeastern Brazil, identified as Tethya nicolae Ribeiro & Muricy, 2011
Neotype MNRJ 810, geounit Southeastern Brazil, identified as Tethya maza Selenka, 1879
 Type material

Schyzoholotype: UFRJPOR 3374 (fragment from MNHN.LBIM.D.NBE.1030) [details]