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New freshwater sponges from Amazonian waters
Volkmer-Ribeiro, C.; Becker Maciel, S. (1983). New freshwater sponges from Amazonian waters. Amazoniana 8(2): 255-264
In: Amazoniana. Kommissions-Verlag Walter G. Mühlau: Kiel. ISSN 0065-6755, more
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    Geographical distribution; New records; New species; Taxonomy; Spongilla spoliata Volkmer-Ribeiro & Maciel, 1983 [WoRMS]; Spongillidae Gray, 1867 [WoRMS]; Trochospongilla pennsylvanica (Potts, 1882) [WoRMS]; Fresh water
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    Amazonian freshwater sponges; similarities; oriental species

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  • Volkmer-Ribeiro, C.
  • Becker Maciel, S.

    The study of new collections of Amazonian freshwater sponges demonstrated that Trochospongilla pennsylvanica (Potts 1882) is a cosmopolitan species, that Trochospongilla variabilis Bonetto & Ezcurra De Drago (1973) occurs as far north in the neotropical region as the Amazon basin and that Spongilla spoliata n.sp. and Radiospongilla amazonensis n.sp. share a good number of morphological similarities with two oriental species.

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