Tubella delicata

Nicacio, Gilberto & Pinheiro, Ulisses, 2015, Biodiversity of freshwater sponges (Porifera: Spongillina) from northeast Brazil: new species and notes on systematics, Zootaxa 3981 (2), pp. 220-240: 234-235

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3981.2.4

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0381878F-FFF6-991C-FF08-FDA57198E12E

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scientific name

Tubella delicata
status

 

Tubella delicata  (Bonetto & Ezcurra de Drago, 1967)

( Figure 10View FIGURE 10)

Trochospongilla delicata Bonetto & Ezcurra  de Drago, 1967 b: 159 (in part); Kilian & Wintermann-Kilian 1976: 82, De Rosa- Barbosa 1980: 90, De Rosa-Barbosa 1984: 130, Ezcurra de Drago 1993: 120, Batista et al. 2003: 530, Batista et al. 2007: 620.

Material studied. UFPEPOR 1297, Pirangi River, Jaqueira, Pernambuco, Brazil, 08° 44 '53,0"S 35 ° 48 '51,1"W, coll. U. Pinheiro, 23.v. 2012.

General morphology. Encrusting sponge thin, surface hispid ( Fig. 10View FIGURE 10 a). Colour green. Consistency of live sponges fragile to moderately soft. Spicules. Megascleres oxeas (210–276 / 9–12 µm), smooth, straight to slightly curved ( Fig. 10View FIGURE 10 b,c). Microscleres absent. Gemmuloscleres birotules (21–30 µm), smooth slender shaft (1,5– 4 µm), equal rotules (9–21 µm) with uncut/entire margins ( Fig. 10View FIGURE 10 d-f). Gemmules are tiny hemispherical averaging 240 µm in diameter and are scattered in the sponge body. Gemmular theca made by thin layer consisting of spongin, where gemmuloscleres are embedded tangentially ( Fig. 10View FIGURE 10 g).

Distribution and ecological notes. Brazil ( Muricy et al. 2011); Argentina (Bonetto & Ezcurra de Drago 1967 b, Volkmer-Ribeiro & De Rosa-Barbosa 1972). Specimens were found on rocky substrate in running waters.

Kingdom

Animalia

Genus

Tubella

Loc

Tubella delicata

Nicacio, Gilberto & Pinheiro, Ulisses 2015
2015
Loc

Trochospongilla delicata

Batista 2007: 620
Batista 2003: 530
De 1984: 130
Barbosa 1980: 90
Kilian 1976: 82
Drago 1967: 159
1967