Suberea Bergquist, 1995

Gugel, Jochen, Wagler, Marit & Brümmer, Franz, 2011, Porifera, one new species Suberea purpureaflava n. sp. (Demospongiae, Verongida, Aplysinellidae) from northern Red Sea coral reefs, with short descriptions of Red Sea Verongida and known Suberea species, Zootaxa 2994, pp. 60-68 : 61-62

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Suberea Bergquist, 1995


Genus Suberea Bergquist, 1995

Type species: Suberea creba Bergquist, 1995 (by Bergquist 1995, p. 41 as original designation, not examined).

Diagnosis (from Bergquist & Cook 2002a): Aplysinellidae with coarse irregular dendritic fibres in which bark and pith elements are present but pith predominates. The bark is strongly laminated and very brittle. Fibres can be very thick and render the texture of the sponge interior very rough to the touch. Dense collagen reinforces the matrix, making the sponges hard, to just compressible. The surface is smooth or conulose and the sponge form massive, sometimes stalked or branching.

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