Hemimycale

Huguenin, Larissa, Salani, Sula, Lopes, Maira F., Albano, Rodolpho M., Hajdu, Eduardo & Esteves, Eduardo Leal, 2018, Integrative taxonomy of Hemimycale (Hymedesmiidae: Poecilosclerida: Demospongiae) from Southeastern Brazil, with the description of two new species, Zootaxa 4442 (1), pp. 137-152: 147-148

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4442.1.7

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/442B5771-F871-FF86-FF70-80076EB5C983

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scientific name

Hemimycale
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Key for the identification of Hemimycale  species

1 Megascleres are (subtylo-)strongyles and oxeote like tornotes; without raphides...................... H. oxeata  sp. nov. - Megascleres are strongyles varying to anisostrongyles, subtylostrongyles or styles. No oxeas. Raphides may be present..... 2 2 Styles occasionally present.............................................................................. 3 - Styles never present.................................................................................... 4

3 Color in life bright red, pink or pale orange; choanosomal skeleton plumose; megascleres are (aniso-)strongyles larger than 300 x 5 µm, and styles with almost the same dimensions as the strongyles................................ H. columella 

- Color in life dark greenish blue; choanosomal skeleton plumose or plumoreticulate; megascleres are (aniso-)strongyles smaller than 300 x 5 µm, and relatively short and thick styles................................................. H. arabica 

4 Pore sieves circular; strongyles with asymmetrical ends....................................................... 5

- Pore sieves elongated; strongyles with symmetrical ends............................................. H. insularis 

5 Megascleres longer than 320 µm.................................................................. H. rhodus 

- Megascleres shorter than 320 µm......................................................................... 6

6 Color in life salmon orange with brownish tinges; strongyles never varying to subtylostrongyles; raphides absent.................................................................................................. H. mediterranea 

- Color in life reddish orange; strongyles sometimes varying to subtylostrongyles; raphides present........................................................................................................... H. ceadensis  sp. nov.