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Lithistid sponges of the upper bathyal of Madeira, Selvagens and Canary Islands, with description of a new species of Isabella
- F. Carvalho, S. Pomponi, J. Xavier
- Environmental ScienceJournal of the Marine Biological Association of…
- 10 September 2014
In this study the lithistids collected in the course of the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute eastern Atlantic 1991 campaign to Madeira, Selvagens and the Canary Islands were identified and assigned to eight species, representing eight genera and five families.
Community Composition and Habitat Characterization of a Rock Sponge Aggregation (Porifera, Corallistidae) in the Cantabrian Sea
Deep-sea sponge-dominated communities are complex habitats considered hotspots of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. They are classified as Vulnerable Marine Ecosystem and are listed as…
Rock sponges (lithistid Demospongiae) of the Northeast Atlantic seamounts, with description of ten new species
- F. Carvalho, P. Cárdenas, P. Ríos, J. Cristobo, H. Rapp, J. Xavier
- Biology, Environmental SciencePeerJ
- 7 April 2020
This study demonstrates that NEA seamounts are ecosystems with a higher diversity of lithistids than previously thought, increasing the number of lithists known to occur in the NEA and Mediterranean Sea from 26 to 36 species.
Revision of the genus Exsuperantia Özdikmen, 2009 (Tetractinellida: Phymaraphiniidae) with description of a new species from the Atlantic Ocean.
Comparisons of new material recently collected during various research expeditions in the northeast Atlantic Ocean allowed us to assign Topsent's specimens to a new species, Exsuperantia archipelagus sp.
Diversity, Distribution and Phylogenetic Relationships of Deep-Sea Lithistids (Porifera, Heteroscleromorpha) of the Azores Archipelago
- J. Xavier, D. Rees, R. Pereira, A. Colaço, C. Pham, F. Carvalho
- Environmental Science, BiologyFrontiers in Marine Science
- 28 May 2021
The diversity and distribution of lithistid sponges of the Azores archipelago are investigated based on historical records and examination of samples accidentally collected during deep-sea longline fishing operations in the region, and molecular barcodes are provided for seven species.
Comunity structure and habitat characterization of Neoschrammeniella cf. bowerbankii (Porifera, Corallistidae) aggregations in the Cantabrian Sea