publication . Other literature type . Article . 2011

Sponges from Clipperton Island, East Pacific

ROB W. M. VAN SOEST; KIRSTIE L. KAISER; ROBERT VAN SYOC;
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  • Published: 31 Dec 2011
  • Publisher: Zenodo
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Twenty sponge species (totalling 190 individuals) were collected during the 1938, 1994 and 2004/5 expeditions to the remote island of Clipperton in the East Pacific Ocean. Seven species are widespread Indo-Pacific sponges; nine species comprise sponges new to science; four species were represented only by small thin patches insufficient for proper characterization and could be only determined to genus. The new species may not be necessarily endemic to the island, as several show similarities with species described from elsewhere in the East and West Pacific. Four species: Tethya sarai Desqueyroux-Faundez & Van Soest (1997), Callyspongia (Callyspongia) roosevelti...
Subjects
free text keywords: Biodiversity, Taxonomy, Animalia, Porifera, Homoscleromorpha, Homosclerophorida, Plakinidae, Oscarellidae, Demospongiae, Hadromerida, Hemiasterellidae, Timeidae, Tethyidae, Poecilosclerida, Microcionidae, Coelosphaeridae, Hymedesmiidae, Tedaniidae, Esperiopsidae, Halichondrida, Halichondriidae, Haplosclerida, Callyspongiidae, Chalinidae, Dictyoceratida, Spongiidae, Thorectidae, Verongida, Aplysinellidae, Calcarea, Clathrinida, Clathrinidae, Leucosolenida, Heteropiidae, Leucosoleniidae, Animal Science and Zoology, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Ecology, Paleontology, Endemism, Sponge, biology.organism_classification, biology, Fauna, Tethya, Callyspongia, Spongia, Clipperton Island, Coral
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