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Klautau, M.; Lopes, M.V.; Tavares, G.; Pérez, T. (2021). Integrative taxonomy of calcareous sponges (Porifera: Calcarea) from Réunion Island, Indian Ocean. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.
406092
10.1093/zoolinnean/zlab014 [view]
urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:3E370CBF-7DD1-4E73-BC37-81BF12EDFEED [view]
Klautau, M.; Lopes, M.V.; Tavares, G.; Pérez, T.
2021
Integrative taxonomy of calcareous sponges (Porifera: Calcarea) from Réunion Island, Indian Ocean
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
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The Western Indian Ocean Province is reckoned for its rich marine diversity; however, sponges of the Mascarene Islands ecoregion are still poorly known. In La Réunion, only three species of class Calcarea have been registered. Hence, calcareous sponges were searched in seven sites representing various habitats of the Western coast of La Réunion, but found in only three of them. A total of 23 sponge samples was identified using morphological and molecular taxonomy. This sampling represents 11 species, all new records for the region, and seven of them are new to science: Ascandra mascarenica sp. nov., A. oceanusvitae sp. nov., Janusya indica gen. et sp. nov., Leucascus tenuispinae sp. nov., Lelapiella tertia sp. nov., Soleneiscus intermedius sp. nov. and Leucandra ornata sp. nov.; and a new genus, Janusya gen. nov.. Based on results from this and from previous studies, we propose the synonymization of the order Murrayonida with Clathrinida. A very low sampling effort has thus increased the number of calcareous sponge species from the Mascarenes Islands ecoregion by 69 % and from La Réunion by 367%.
Indian Ocean, Western
Systematics, Taxonomy
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Holotype ZUFRJ UFRJPOR 8927, geounit Mascarene Islands, identified as Leucascus tenuispinae Klautau, Lopes, Tavares & Pérez, 2021
Holotype ZUFRJ UFRJPOR 8928, geounit Mascarene Islands, identified as Leucandra ornata Klautau, Lopes, Tavares & Pérez, 2021
Paratype ZUFRJ UFRJPOR 8932, geounit Mascarene Islands, identified as Janusya indica Klautau, Lopes, Tavares & Pérez, 2021
Holotype ZUFRJ UFRJPOR 8933, geounit Mascarene Islands, identified as Soleneiscus intermedius Klautau, Lopes, Tavares & Pérez, 2021
Holotype ZUFRJ UFRJPOR 8936, geounit Mascarene Islands, identified as Ascandra mascarenica Klautau, Lopes, Tavares & Pérez, 2021
Holotype ZUFRJ UFRJPOR 8937, geounit Mascarene Islands, identified as Lelapiella tertia Klautau, Lopes, Tavares & Pérez, 2021
Holotype ZUFRJ UFRJPOR 8944, geounit Mascarene Islands, identified as Ascandra oceanusvitae Klautau, Lopes, Tavares & Pérez, 2021
Holotype ZUFRJ UFRJPOR 8945, geounit Mascarene Islands, identified as Janusya indica Klautau, Lopes, Tavares & Pérez, 2021
Paratype ZUFRJ UFRJPOR 8946, geounit Mascarene Islands, identified as Ascandra oceanusvitae Klautau, Lopes, Tavares & Pérez, 2021
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This species is in fact an Ascandra (see Klautau et al., 2021 in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society).  [details]

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The transference of this species to Janusya must be veryfied as only a drawing published by Haeckel (1872) was ... [details]

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Type species of the genus Janusya. [details]



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