Janussen, Dorte & Reiswig, Henry M., 2009, Hexactinellida (Porifera) from the ANDEEP III Expedition to the Weddell Sea, Antarctica, Zootaxa 2136, pp. 1-20: 19

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Rossella   sp.

Material examined: All from ANDEEP III Exped., Weddell Sea, Antarctica   , SMF 10613 View Materials , and SMF 10601 View Materials , R.V. 'Polarstern', stn PS 67 / 133 - 2, Weddell Sea, Antarctica   , 16 Mar. 2005, 62° 46.49 '– 46.38 'S, 53 °02.57'–03.50'W, 1584 – 1579 m, ethanol.

Description and remarks: Two additional fragments belonging to unidentifiable members of Rossella   were collected. These fragments have surface spicules, hypodermalia, discohexasters and anisodiscohexasters characteristic of Rossella   , but are lacking calycocomes and are severely contaminated with demosponge spicules. They cannot confidently be assigned to any of the known Rossella   sp.


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