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New records of Calcareous sponges (Porifera, Calcarea) from the Chilean coast
Azevedo, F.; Hajdu, E.; Willenz, P.; Klautau, M. (2009). New records of Calcareous sponges (Porifera, Calcarea) from the Chilean coast. Zootaxa 2072: 1-30
In: Zootaxa. Magnolia Press: Auckland. ISSN 1175-5326, more
Peer reviewed article  

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    VLIZ: Open Repository 295287 [ OMA ]

Author keywords
    Calcarea; Chile; Sponges; taxonomy

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  • Azevedo, F.
  • Hajdu, E.
  • Willenz, P., more
  • Klautau, M.

    The present study is part of a large international effort to inventory the markedly underestimated sponge diversity in the coastal south-eastern Pacific, and figure its biotic affinities with neighbouring faunas in the Antarctic peninsula, in the south-western Atlantic and in the tropical eastern Pacific. Collections were assembled between 2003 and 2007 from 20 Chilean localities, at depths varying from 8 to 35 m. Thirty nine specimens of calcareous sponges were collected totaling 7 species which are described here, 6 being new to science. Four species belong to Calcinea (Clathrina antofagastensis sp. nov., Clathrina fjordica sp. nov., Guancha ramose sp. nov., and Leucaltis nuda sp. nov.), and 3 to Calcaronea (Leucosolenia australis, Sycon huinayense sp. nov., and Sycettusa chilensis sp. nov.).

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