Aplysina cauliformis (Carter, 1882),

Van, Rob W. M., 2017, Sponges of the Guyana Shelf, Zootaxa 1, pp. 1-225: 15-16

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.272951

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:6D68A019-6F63-4AA4-A8B3-92D351F1F69B

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3511427

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Aplysina cauliformis (Carter, 1882)
status

 

Aplysina cauliformis (Carter, 1882) 

Figures 6View FIGURE 6 a –b

Restricted synonymy:

Luffaria cauliformis Carter, 1882a: 268  (in part).

Aplysina cauliformis  ; Wiedenmayer 1977: 68, pl. 7 figs 1–3 (with further synonyms); Pinheiro et al. 2007: 8 View Cited Treatment , figs 1B –C, 3B, 4A –C (with additional synonyms).

Material examined. RMNH Por. 9334, Suriname, ‘ Luymes O.C.P.S. II’ Guyana Shelf Expedition, station I115, 7.21°N 54.8617°W, depth 81 m, triangular dredge, 24 April 1969GoogleMaps  .

Description. Thin-branched, ramose sponges (two specimens were obtained, Fig. 6View FIGURE 6 a). Size of largest specimen about 25 cm high, individual branches up to 1.5 cm diameter. Surface finely conulose. Color in alcohol dark pink. Consistency firmly compressible.

Skeleton. ( Fig. 6View FIGURE 6 b) An isotropical reticulation of pithed spongin fibres, 35–100 µm diameter, forming meshes of 200–600 µm diameter. Pith occupies 30–75 % of the fiber diameter.

Distribution and ecology. Guyana Shelf, Greater Caribbean, E and NE Brazil, from 3–100 m depth. Remarks. The present material matches quite closely with Pinheiro et al. ’s (2007) review of the species. The identification is made with confidence, despite the absence of live color information.

RMNH

National Museum of Natural History, Naturalis

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Porifera

Class

Demospongiae

Order

Verongida

Family

Aplysinidae

Genus

Aplysina

Loc

Aplysina cauliformis (Carter, 1882)

Van, Rob W. M. 2017
2017
Loc

Aplysina cauliformis

Pinheiro 2007: 8
Wiedenmayer 1977: 68
1977
Loc

Luffaria cauliformis

Carter 1882: 268