Sponges collected aboard R. V. Skipjack from the Southeast coast of India

Thomas, P A (1984) Sponges collected aboard R. V. Skipjack from the Southeast coast of India. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 26 (1&2). pp. 95-102.

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Abstract

Eight species of sponges collected aboard R. V. Skipjack in the area between 11° 43'- 11° 44' N and 79° 57'E -79 58' E from a depth of 48 metres are described with suitable illustrations. Of these, 3 species viz. Biemna microstyla, Bubaris gorgonoides and Acantheila megctspicula are new to science. Penares intermedia (Dendy), a species so far known to occur only in the Gulf of Mannar, is here recorded from outside its native limits for the first time. It appears from the collection that this depth zone harbours a rich population of Cinaehyra cavernosa (Lamarck).

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sponges; R V Skipjack
Subjects:Marine Ecosystems
Marine Ecosystems > Sponges
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:1263
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:29 Jun 2010 19:04
Last Modified:29 Jun 2010 19:04
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