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Overview of the biodiversity and distribution of the Class Homoscleromorpha in the Tropical Western Atlantic
In this study we revise the current knowledge on the biodiversity and distribution of the Class Homoscleromorpha in the Tropical Western Atlantic (TWA). Twenty-seven species are currently recognized… Expand
Descriptions of new sponge species and genus, including aspiculate Plakinidae, overturn the Homoscleromorpha classification
Among the Porifera, the taxonomy and systematics of Homoscleromorpha is one of the most challenging. Over the last two decades, this class and its single order Homosclerophorida have seen a high rate… Expand
Four new species of Plakinidae (Porifera: Homoscleromorpha) from Brazil.
Seven species of Plakinidae are currently known from Brazil, belonging to genera Plakina (P. trilopha), Plakinastrella (P. microspiculfera, P. onkodes), and Plakortis (P. angulospiculatus, P.… Expand
Integrative taxonomy widens our knowledge of the diversity, distribution and biology of the genus Plakina (Homosclerophorida: Plakinidae)
Despite the evolutionary significance of Homoscleromorpha, their diversity and biology are largely unknown. Here we integrate data of morphology, cytology, microbiology, ecology, reproduction, and… Expand
Hexactinellid sponges reported from shallow waters in the Oligo-Miocene Pirabas Formation (N Brazil) are in fact cheilostome bryozoans
Abstract Although hexactinellid sponges occur exclusively in deep and/or cold waters, three species of hexactinellids have been reported from shallow and warm waters in Oligo-Miocene deposits of the… Expand