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A revised classification of Spongia mycofijiensis
Sanders, M.L.; Van Soest, R.W.M. (1996). A revised classification of Spongia mycofijiensis, in: Willenz, Ph. Recent advances in sponge biodiversity inventory and documentation: Proceedings of the 10th Workshop on Atlanto-Mediterranean Sponge Taxonomy, Brussels, April 25-30, 1995. Bulletin van het Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen. Biologie = Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Biologie, 66(Suppl.): pp. 117-122
In: Willenz, Ph. (1996). Recent advances in sponge biodiversity inventory and documentation: Proceedings of the 10th Workshop on Atlanto-Mediterranean Sponge Taxonomy, Brussels, April 25-30, 1995. Bulletin van het Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen. Biologie = Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Biologie, 66(Suppl.). Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen: Brussel, Belgium. 242 pp., more
In: Bulletin van het Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen. Biologie = Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Biologie. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen: Bruxelles. ISSN 0374-6429, more
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  • Sanders, M.L.; Van Soest, R.W.M. (1996). A revised classification of Spongia mycofijiensis. Bull. K. Belg. Inst. Nat. Wet. 66(Suppl.): 117-122, more

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Keywords
    Sponges; Taxonomy; Spongia mycofijiensis Kakou, Crews & Bakus, 1987 [WoRMS]; I, Indo-Pacific [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Sanders, M.L.
  • Van Soest, R.W.M., more

Abstract
    The taxonomy of the Indo-Pacific sponge Spongia mycofijiensis, order Dictyoceratida, was investigated with particular regard to the appropriate genus assigment. This species, initially collected in Fiji in 1987, was noted for the presence of its unusual secondary metabolite chemistry. Since this time, there has been discussion of two alternative assignments for the species, namely Leiosella and Hyattella. Type specimens were studied from related genera of the families Spongiidae and Thorectidae, including Spongia, Leiosella, Hyattella, Coscinoderma, Lendenfeldia, Hippospongia, Dactylospongia and Cacospongia. It was found that the skeleton compared most closely to members of the genus Cacospongia, family Thorectidae (=Irciniidae) and is therefore concluded that the species be reassigned to this genus.

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