On some deep sea sponges from the Gulf of Mannar, with descriptions of three new species

Thomas, P A (1971) On some deep sea sponges from the Gulf of Mannar, with descriptions of three new species. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 12 (1&2). pp. 202-209.

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Abstract

In this paper, 9 species of Demospongiae collected during the cruises of the T.N.P. fishing vessel " Klaus Sunnana " in the Gulf of Mannar are dealt with. Of these, 3 species, viz., Hymedesmia mannarensis, H. stylophora, Ectyodoryx lissostyla arc new to science and two, Microciona rhopalophora (Hentschel) and Poecillastra schulzii (Sollas) are new records from the Gulf of Mannar. All these specimens were collected by trawl net from depths varying between 180 and 325 metres. The type material are deposited in the Reference Collection Museum of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Regional Centre, Mandapam Camp.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:deep sea sponges; Gulf of Mannar; Biodiversity
Subjects:Fish and Fisheries > Fish Toxicology
Marine Ecosystems > Sponges
Marine Biodiversity
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
ID Code:959
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:08 Jun 2010 12:46
Last Modified:09 Jun 2010 12:34

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