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Rediscription of the Oriental and Australian species of the genus Metania Gray, 1867 (Porifera: Metaniidae)
Volkmer-Ribeiro, C.; Costa, P.R.C. (1993). Rediscription of the Oriental and Australian species of the genus Metania Gray, 1867 (Porifera: Metaniidae). Iheringia, Sér. zool. (Impr.) 74: 81-101
In: Iheringia. Série Zoologia. Fundação Zoobotânica do Rio Grande do Sul: Porto Alegre. ISSN 0073-4721, more
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Keywords
    Animal morphology; Biogeography; Identification keys; Taxonomy; Ultrastructure; Metania Gray, 1867 [WoRMS]; Metania vesparioides (Annandale, 1908) [WoRMS]; Porifera [WoRMS]; Oriental Region; Fresh water

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  • Volkmer-Ribeiro, C.
  • Costa, P.R.C.

Abstract
    Metania vesparium and Metania vesparioides , from the Oriental Region and Metania ovogemata , from the Australian Region, are redescribed and have their specific status confirmed in the genus Metania (Porifera; Poecilosclerida; Metaniidae). Lectotypes and paralectotypes are selected for M. vesparium and M. vesparioides. New features are described for the three species based on SEM studies of spicules and compared to those of the Neotropical species. A key is presented for the three species.

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