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Key to the Ethiopian species of the genus Metania Gray, 1867 (Porifera, Metaniidae), with redescription of Metania rhodesiana and M. godeauxi, comb. n.
Silva, C.M.M.; Volkmer-Ribeiro, C. (2001). Key to the Ethiopian species of the genus Metania Gray, 1867 (Porifera, Metaniidae), with redescription of Metania rhodesiana and M. godeauxi, comb. n. Bull. Kon. Belg. Inst. Natuurwet. Biologie 71: 127-138
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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Keywords
    Taxonomy; Ethiopian Region; Fresh water

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  • Silva, C.M.M.
  • Volkmer-Ribeiro, C.

Abstract
    Metania rhodesiana BURTON, 1938 and Parametania godeauxi (BRIEN, 1968), from the Ethiopian Region, are redescribed. The second species is transferred to genus Metania GRAY, 1867, whilst Metania innominata BURTON,1938 is estab1ished as a junior synonym of M. rhodesiana. New features of spicules, gemmules and skeleton structure are described and illustrated in SEM. A key is proposed to sort out the three species of Metania presently ascribed to the Ethiopian Region: M. pottsi (WELTNER, 1895), M. rhodesiana and M. godeauxi.

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