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Santín, A.; Grinyó, J.; Ambroso, S.; Uriz, M.-J.; Gori, A.; Dominguez-Carrió, C.; Gili, J.-M. (2018). Sponge assemblages on the deep Mediterranean continental shelf and slope (Menorca Channel, Western Mediterranean Sea). Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. 131: 75-86.
10.1016/j.dsr.2017.11.003 [view]
Santín, A.; Grinyó, J.; Ambroso, S.; Uriz, M.-J.; Gori, A.; Dominguez-Carrió, C.; Gili, J.-M.
Sponge assemblages on the deep Mediterranean continental shelf and slope (Menorca Channel, Western Mediterranean Sea)
Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers
131: 75-86
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Sponge assemblages on continental shelves and slopes around the world have been known about for centuries. However, due to limitations of the traditional sampling systems, data about individual sponge species rather than assemblages have been reported. This study characterizes sponge assemblages over a wide bathymetric range (~50–350 m depth) and covering the entire continental shelf and the upper slope of the Menorca Channel, an area soon to be declared a Marine Protected Area (MPA) as part of the Natura 2000 Network. Quantitative analysis of 85 video-transects (a total linear distance of 75 km), together with representative collections to confirm species identifications, allowed us to discriminate six major assemblages. Differences in the assemblages mainly corresponded to differences in substrate type and depth. On the inner continental shelf, a semi-sciaphilous Axinellid assemblage dominated the rocky outcrops. Maërl beds on the inner continental shelf were dominated by Haliclona (Reniera) mediterranea, whereas the horny sponge Aplysina cavernicola and several other haliclonids mostly dominated maërl beds and rocky substrates of the outer shelf. Soft sediments on the shelf break hosted a monospecific Thenea muricata assemblage, whereas rocky substrates of the shelf break were characterized by a mixture of encrusting, columnar and fan-shaped sponges. Finally, the upper slope was dominated by Hamacantha (Vomerula) falcula and the hexactinellid Tretodictyum reiswigi. Overall, sponge diversity showed its highest values above the shelf break, plummeting severely on the upper slope. Despite this diversity decrease, we found very high densities (> 70 ind./m2) of sponges over vast areas of both the shelf break and the upper slope.
Mediterranean Sea in general
Biodiversity, Taxonomic and ecological diversity
Continental shelf
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Aaptos aaptos (Schmidt, 1864) (additional source)
Aaptos papillata (Keller, 1880) (additional source)
Acanthella acuta Schmidt, 1862 (additional source)
Agelas oroides (Schmidt, 1864) (additional source)
Amphilectus fucorum (Esper, 1794) (additional source)
Aplysilla sulfurea Schulze, 1878 (additional source)
Aplysina aerophoba (Nardo, 1833) (additional source)
Aplysina cavernicola (Vacelet, 1959) (additional source)
Ascandra contorta (Bowerbank, 1866) (additional source)
Axinella damicornis (Esper, 1794) (additional source)
Axinella polypoides Schmidt, 1862 (additional source)
Axinella pseudominuta Bibiloni, 1993 (additional source)
Axinella vaceleti Pansini, 1984 (additional source)
Axinella verrucosa (Esper, 1794) (additional source)
Axinyssa digitata (Cabioch, 1968) (additional source)
Chondrosia reniformis Nardo, 1847 (additional source)
Ciocalypta penicillus Bowerbank, 1862 (additional source)
Clathrina clathrus (Schmidt, 1864) (additional source)
Cliona viridis (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Crambe crambe (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Craniella cranium (Müller, 1776) (additional source)
Crella (Crella) elegans (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Diplastrella bistellata (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Dysidea avara (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Haliclona (Halichoclona) fistulosa (Bowerbank, 1866) (additional source)
Haliclona (Halichoclona) fulva (Topsent, 1893) (additional source)
Haliclona (Halichoclona) magna (Vacelet, 1969) (additional source)
Haliclona (Reniera) mediterranea Griessinger, 1971 (additional source)
Haliclona (Soestella) implexa (Schmidt, 1868) (additional source)
Haliclona (Soestella) mucosa (Griessinger, 1971) (additional source)
Haliclona poecillastroides (Vacelet, 1969) (additional source)
Hamacantha (Vomerula) falcula (Bowerbank, 1874) (additional source)
Hemimycale columella (Bowerbank, 1874) (additional source)
Hexadella topsenti Reveillaud, Allewaert, Pérez, Vacelet, Banaigs & Vanreusel, 2012 (additional source)
Hippospongia communis (Lamarck, 1814) (additional source)
Hymedesmia (Hymedesmia) versicolor (Topsent, 1893) (additional source)
Hymedesmia (Stylopus) coriacea (Fristedt, 1885) (additional source)
Latrunculia (Biannulata) citharistae Vacelet, 1969 (additional source)
Neophrissospongia nolitangere (Schmidt, 1870) (additional source)
Pachastrella monilifera Schmidt, 1868 (additional source)
Petrosia (Petrosia) ficiformis (Poiret, 1789) (additional source)
Phakellia hirondellei Topsent, 1890 (additional source)
Phakellia robusta Bowerbank, 1866 (additional source)
Phorbas tenacior (Topsent, 1925) (additional source)
Pleraplysilla spinifera (Schulze, 1879) (additional source)
Poecillastra compressa (Bowerbank, 1866) (additional source)
Protosuberites rugosus (Topsent, 1893) (additional source)
Quasillina brevis (Bowerbank, 1861) (additional source)
Rhizaxinella pyrifera (Delle Chiaje, 1828) (additional source)
Spongia (Spongia) lamella (Schulze, 1879) (additional source)
Suberites carnosus (Johnston, 1842) (additional source)
Suberites domuncula (Olivi, 1792) (additional source)
Suberites ficus (Johnston, 1842) (additional source)
Suberites syringella (Schmidt, 1868) (additional source)
Tethya aurantium (Pallas, 1766) (additional source)
Thenea muricata (Bowerbank, 1858) (additional source)
Topsentia calabrisellae Bertolino & Pansini, 2015 (additional source)
Tretodictyum reiswigi Boury-Esnault, Vacelet & Chevaldonné, 2017 (additional source)
Western Mediterranean for Aaptos aaptos (Schmidt, 1864) 
Western Mediterranean for Aaptos papillata (Keller, 1880) 
Western Mediterranean for Acanthella acuta Schmidt, 1862 
Western Mediterranean for Agelas oroides (Schmidt, 1864) 
Western Mediterranean for Amphilectus fucorum (Esper, 1794) 
Western Mediterranean for Aplysilla sulfurea Schulze, 1878 
Western Mediterranean for Aplysina aerophoba (Nardo, 1833) 
Western Mediterranean for Aplysina cavernicola (Vacelet, 1959) 
Western Mediterranean for Ascandra contorta (Bowerbank, 1866) 
Western Mediterranean for Axinella damicornis (Esper, 1794) 
Western Mediterranean for Axinella polypoides Schmidt, 1862 
Western Mediterranean for Axinella pseudominuta Bibiloni, 1993 
Western Mediterranean for Axinella pseudominuta Bibiloni, 1993 
Western Mediterranean for Axinella vaceleti Pansini, 1984 
Western Mediterranean for Axinella verrucosa (Esper, 1794) 
Western Mediterranean for Axinyssa digitata (Cabioch, 1968) 
Western Mediterranean for Chondrosia reniformis Nardo, 1847 
Western Mediterranean for Ciocalypta penicillus Bowerbank, 1862 
Western Mediterranean for Clathrina clathrus (Schmidt, 1864) 
Western Mediterranean for Cliona viridis (Schmidt, 1862) 
Western Mediterranean for Crambe crambe (Schmidt, 1862) 
Western Mediterranean for Craniella cranium (Müller, 1776) 
Western Mediterranean for Crella (Crella) elegans (Schmidt, 1862) 
Western Mediterranean for Diplastrella bistellata (Schmidt, 1862) 
Western Mediterranean for Dysidea avara (Schmidt, 1862) 
Western Mediterranean for Haliclona (Halichoclona) fistulosa (Bowerbank, 1866) 
Western Mediterranean for Haliclona (Halichoclona) fulva (Topsent, 1893) 
Western Mediterranean for Haliclona (Halichoclona) magna (Vacelet, 1969) 
Western Mediterranean for Haliclona (Reniera) mediterranea Griessinger, 1971 
Western Mediterranean for Haliclona (Soestella) implexa (Schmidt, 1868) 
Western Mediterranean for Haliclona (Soestella) mucosa (Griessinger, 1971) 
Western Mediterranean for Haliclona poecillastroides (Vacelet, 1969) 
Western Mediterranean for Hamacantha (Vomerula) falcula (Bowerbank, 1874) 
Western Mediterranean for Hemimycale columella (Bowerbank, 1874) 
Western Mediterranean for Hexadella topsenti Reveillaud, Allewaert, Pérez, Vacelet, Banaigs & Vanreusel, 2012 
Western Mediterranean for Hippospongia communis (Lamarck, 1814) 
Western Mediterranean for Hymedesmia (Hymedesmia) versicolor (Topsent, 1893) 
Western Mediterranean for Hymedesmia (Stylopus) coriacea (Fristedt, 1885) 
Western Mediterranean for Latrunculia (Biannulata) citharistae Vacelet, 1969 
Western Mediterranean for Neophrissospongia nolitangere (Schmidt, 1870) 
Western Mediterranean for Pachastrella monilifera Schmidt, 1868 
Western Mediterranean for Petrosia (Petrosia) ficiformis (Poiret, 1789) 
Western Mediterranean for Phakellia hirondellei Topsent, 1890 
Western Mediterranean for Phakellia robusta Bowerbank, 1866 
Western Mediterranean for Phorbas tenacior (Topsent, 1925) 
Western Mediterranean for Pleraplysilla spinifera (Schulze, 1879) 
Western Mediterranean for Poecillastra compressa (Bowerbank, 1866) 
Western Mediterranean for Protosuberites rugosus (Topsent, 1893) 
Western Mediterranean for Quasillina brevis (Bowerbank, 1861) 
Western Mediterranean for Rhizaxinella pyrifera (Delle Chiaje, 1828) 
Western Mediterranean for Spongia (Spongia) lamella (Schulze, 1879) 
Western Mediterranean for Suberites carnosus (Johnston, 1842) 
Western Mediterranean for Suberites domuncula (Olivi, 1792) 
Western Mediterranean for Suberites ficus (Johnston, 1842) 
Western Mediterranean for Suberites syringella (Schmidt, 1868) 
Western Mediterranean for Tethya aurantium (Pallas, 1766) 
Western Mediterranean for Thenea muricata (Bowerbank, 1858) 
Western Mediterranean for Topsentia calabrisellae Bertolino & Pansini, 2015 
Western Mediterranean for Tretodictyum reiswigi Boury-Esnault, Vacelet & Chevaldonné, 2017 

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