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Muricy, G.; Esteves, E.L.; Moraes, F.C.; Santos, J.P.; da Silva, S.M.; Klautau, M.; Lanna, E. (2008). Biodiversidade Marinha da Bacia Potiguar. Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Série Livros. 29: 1-156.
Muricy, G.; Esteves, E.L.; Moraes, F.C.; Santos, J.P.; da Silva, S.M.; Klautau, M.; Lanna, E.
Biodiversidade Marinha da Bacia Potiguar
Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Série Livros
29: 1-156
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In this identification guide we describe 68 species of marine sponges (Phylum Porifera, Classes Calcarea and Demospongiae) from Potiguar Basin, in the continental shelf off the Northern coast of Rio Grande do Norte State, Brazil. The descriptions contain data on the morphology, ecology and distribution of the species, and are illustrated by color photographs of live, recently collected or preserved specimens, light micrographs of the spicules and skeletal arrangement, and scanning electron micrographs of microscleres. A glossary and an identification key were included to allow the identification by non-specialists such as marine biologists, chemists, ecologists and laypersons. Out of the 68 species, 62 belong to the Class Demospongiae and 6 to the Calcarea. Ten species are new records for Brazil and 31 are new records for Rio Grande do Norte State. This work contributes to the understanding of the ecological and economic importance of the Porifera as a potential renewable resource in Brazil and to a better characterization of the benthic biota of Potiguar Basin.
Tropical West Atlantic
Systematics, Taxonomy
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Brazilian Exclusive Economic Zone for Ptilocaulis walpersii (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) 
Eastern Brazil for Agelas clathrodes (Schmidt, 1870) 
Northeastern Brazil for Agelas schmidtii Wilson, 1902 
Northeastern Brazil for Agelas sventres Lehnert & van Soest, 1996 
Northeastern Brazil for Asteropus niger Hajdu & van Soest, 1992 
Northeastern Brazil for Callyspongia fallax Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 
Northeastern Brazil for Callyspongia tenerrima Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 
Northeastern Brazil for Cliona delitrix Pang, 1973 
Northeastern Brazil for Didiscus oxeata Hechtel, 1983 
Northeastern Brazil for Erylus alleni de Laubenfels, 1934 
Northeastern Brazil for Ircinia felix (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) 
Northeastern Brazil for Neopetrosia proxima (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) 
Northeastern Brazil for Oceanapia bartschi (de Laubenfels, 1934) 
Northeastern Brazil for Oceanapia peltata (Schmidt, 1870) 
Northeastern Brazil for Phorbas amaranthus Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 
Northeastern Brazil for Plakinastrella microspiculifera Moraes & Muricy, 2003 
Northeastern Brazil for Plakortis microrhabdifera Moraes & Muricy, 2003 
Northeastern Brazil for Psammocinia compacta (Poléjaeff, 1884) 
Northeastern Brazil for Ptilocaulis walpersii (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) 
Northeastern Brazil for Spheciospongia vesparia 
Northeastern Brazil for Stelletta gigas (Sollas, 1886) 
Northeastern Brazil for Xestospongia muta (Schmidt, 1870) 

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