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Corriero, G.; Nonnis Marzano, C. (2006). A new species of Cliona (Demospongiae, Hadromerida) from the Mediterranean Sea. Italian Journal of Zoology. 73 (2): 191-194.
Corriero, G.; Nonnis Marzano, C.
A new species of <i>Cliona</i> (Demospongiae, Hadromerida) from the Mediterranean Sea
Italian Journal of Zoology
73 (2): 191-194
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A new species of the genus Cliona is described: Cliona spissaspira sp. n., collected at 1m depth in a shallow bay of the Ionian coast of Apulia (Southern Italy). The species, erected on the basis of the finding of two small specimens, shows a boring habitus, with an irregular pattern of galleries and spaciously distributed perforating chambers. Its colour varies from orange to light brown. The spiculation consists of short robust tylostyles, together with smooth thick spirasters. The latter vary in length and shape, and constitute the main diagnostic character of the species. The affinity of these species with other Mediterranean Clionaidae is discussed.
Mediterranean Sea in general
Cliona spissaspira Corriero & Nonnis Marzano, 2006 (original description)
Ionian Sea for Cliona spissaspira Corriero & Nonnis Marzano, 2006
Holotype MZB POR PC 59, Zoology Museum of the Bari University., geounit Ionian Sea, identified as Cliona spissaspira Corriero & Nonnis Marzano, 2006