Studies on Indian Sponges V. Two new records of silicious sponges belonging to the families Myxilliade Hentschel and Spirastrellidae Hentschel from the Indian region

Thomas, P A (1968) Studies on Indian Sponges V. Two new records of silicious sponges belonging to the families Myxilliade Hentschel and Spirastrellidae Hentschel from the Indian region. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 10 (2). pp. 264-268.

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Abstract

The present author, during an extensive collection of sponges from the coastal waters of India, has come across two interesting species of sponges and these are described herein. The first one is Hymedesmia mertoni Hentschel. Its previous records are from Aru Island (Hentschel, 1912) and Great Barrier Reef (Burton, 1934). The present discovery of this has greatly extended its distribution westward to Indian Ocean. Similarly the other species, Spirastrella pachyspira Levi is originally known from Red Sea (Levi, 1958), and later from Western Indian Ocean (Levi, 1961, Vacelet and Vasseur, 1965). The present record of the same from Indian region, hence, widens its distribution in Indian Ocean.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Indian Ocean; Great Barrier Reef; Aru Island; Hymedesmia mertoni Hentschel
Subjects:Marine Ecosystems > Sponges
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:1549
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:26 Jul 2010 18:01
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