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Revision of the genus Asconema (Porifera: Hexactinellida: Rossellidae)
Tabachnick, K.R.; Menshenina, L.L. (2007). Revision of the genus Asconema (Porifera: Hexactinellida: Rossellidae). J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. Spec. Issue 87(6): 1403-1429. dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315407058158
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Cambridge. ISSN 0025-3154, more
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  • Tabachnick, K.R.
  • Menshenina, L.L.

Abstract
    The genus Asconema, widely distributed in the North Atlantic and Arctic, was for some time considered to be monospecific. Its revision shows that it contains five species including the previously known A. setubalense, reinstated A. foliata and three new species (two of which are subdivided into three and four subspecies). The generic diagnosis is changed to encompass the specific characters of the new species.

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