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Ulgalde, D., Gómez, P. & Simôes, N. (2015). Marine sponges (Porifera: Demospongiae) from the Gulf of México, new records and redescription of Erylus trisphaerus (de Laubenfels, 1953). Zootaxa. 3911 (2): 151-183.
10.11646/zootaxa.3911.2.1 [view]
urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:5C32A1B4-E4AB-4BC3-8E8A-1BF435587D17 [view]
Ulgalde, D., Gómez, P. & Simôes, N.
Marine sponges (Porifera: Demospongiae) from the Gulf of México, new records and redescription of <i>Erylus trisphaerus</i> (de Laubenfels, 1953)
3911 (2): 151-183
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Marine sponges usually constitute the most diverse group of the benthic community in coral reefs. Although they are reasonably well studied at the northern Gulf of Mexico (GMx), the southern GMx is poorly known and lacks records from many major reef systems that lie off the Mexican coast. The present taxonomic study is the first sponge account from Alacranes reef, the largest coral reef system in the GMx, and from the shallow reef banks of Sisal, both in the northwest Yucatan Peninsula. The 19 species herein described represent the first sponge fauna records from these reefs. Among these, seven species represent new record for GMx: Erylus formosus, Cliona flavifodina, Spirastrella aff. mollis, Strongylacidon bermuda, Topsentia bahamensis, Agelas tubulata and Chelonaplysilla aff. erecta. Twelve species are new records for the Southern GMx: Erylus trisphaerus, Cliona amplicavata, Chondrilla caribensis, Halichondria lutea, Hymeniacidon caerulea, Axinella corrugata, Dragmacidon reticulatum, Chalinula molitba, Amphimedon caribica, A. complanata, Hyatella cavernosa and Dysidea variabilis. Additionally, a redescription of Erylus trisphaerus is presented which had not been reviewed since its original description in 1953 off Western Florida, except that it was listed for north La Habana, Cuba.
Caribbean region
Gulf of Mexico
Systematics, Taxonomy
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Southern Gulf of Mexico for Agelas tubulata Lehnert & van Soest, 1996 
Southern Gulf of Mexico for Amphimedon caribica (Pulitzer-Finali, 1986) 
Southern Gulf of Mexico for Amphimedon complanata (Duchassaing, 1850) 
Southern Gulf of Mexico for Axinella corrugata (George & Wilson, 1919) 
Southern Gulf of Mexico for Chalinula molitba (de Laubenfels, 1949) 
Southern Gulf of Mexico for Chelonaplysilla erecta Tsurnamal, 1967  (inaccurate)
Southern Gulf of Mexico for Chondrilla caribensis Rützler, Duran & Piantoni, 2007 
Southern Gulf of Mexico for Cliona amplicavata Rützler, 1974 
Southern Gulf of Mexico for Cliona flavifodina Rützler, 1974 
Southern Gulf of Mexico for Dragmacidon reticulatum (Ridley & Dendy, 1886) 
Southern Gulf of Mexico for Dysidea variabilis (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) 
Southern Gulf of Mexico for Erylus formosus Sollas, 1886 
Southern Gulf of Mexico for Erylus trisphaerus (de Laubenfels, 1953) 
Southern Gulf of Mexico for Halichondria (Halichondria) lutea Alcolado, 1984 
Southern Gulf of Mexico for Hyattella cavernosa (Pallas, 1766) 
Southern Gulf of Mexico for Hymeniacidon caerulea Pulitzer-Finali, 1986 
Southern Gulf of Mexico for Spirastrella mollis Verrill, 1907 
Southern Gulf of Mexico for Strongylacidon bermuda (de Laubenfels, 1950) 
Southern Gulf of Mexico for Topsentia bahamensis Diaz, van Soest & Pomponi, 1993