Uruguaya corallioides ( Bowerbank, 1863 )

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: 224-225

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scientific name

Uruguaya corallioides ( Bowerbank, 1863 )
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Uruguaya corallioides ( Bowerbank, 1863) 

( Figure 4View FIGURE 4)

Spongilla corallioides Bowerbank 1863: 460  , Bonetto & Ezcurra de Drago 1969: 352, Ezcurra de Drago & Bonetto 1969: 365. For other synonyms, see Muricy et al. (2011).

Material studied. UFPEPOR 1300 (in part), São Francisco River (II), Santa Maria da Boa Vista, Pernambuco, Brazil, 08° 48 ' 31.5 "S 39 ° 49 ' 59.5 "W, coll. L.R.C. Lima, 07.x. 2011.

General morphology. Encrusting sponge measuring 1cm in diameter. Megascleres exclusively stout strongyles straight to slightly curved (201–264 / 15–24 µm), smooth, rarely slender oxeas ( Fig. 4View FIGURE 4 a,b). Microscleres absent. Gemmuloscleres are granulated strongyles (45–96 / 12–15 µm), short, stout ( Fig. 4View FIGURE 4 c,d). Gemmules are hemispherical, around 470 µm in diameter, and gemmuloscleres are embedded tangentially.

Distribution and ecological notes. Specimens were found at rocky substrate in running waters: Brazil ( Muricy et al. 2011); Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela ( Bowerbank, 1863, Hinde 1888, Bonetto & Ezcurra 1964, Bonetto & Ezcurra de Drago 1969, Volkmer-Ribeiro & Pauls 2000).

Remarks. Uruguaya  is a monotypic genus with a restricted geographic range in the Neotropical Region. Uruguaya corallioides  has a wide distribution in South America. Furthermore, Brazil has the most number of records for this species, mainly in north and south regions. Prior to the present study, however, it was unknown from northeast region.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Porifera

Class

Demospongiae

Order

Haplosclerida

Family

Potamolepidae

Genus

Uruguaya

Loc

Uruguaya corallioides ( Bowerbank, 1863 )

Nicacio, Gilberto & Pinheiro, Ulisses 2015
2015
Loc

Spongilla corallioides

Drago 1969: 352
Drago 1969: 365
Bowerbank 1863: 460
1969