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Boring sponges, an increasing threat for coral reefs affected by bleaching events
Coral bleaching is a stress response of corals induced by a variety of factors, but these events have become more frequent and intense in response to recent climate-change-related temperatureExpand
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Taxonomy and description of clionaid sponges (Hadromerida, Clionaidae) from the Pacific Ocean of Mexico
A large collection of clionaid sponges collected in 58 different localities from the Pacific coast of Mexico was studied, and 15 species belonging to four genera were identified. Six species are newExpand
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Short- and long-term patterns of sponge diversity on a rocky tropical coast: evidence of large-scale structuring factors
The importance of a long-term ecological perspective is well documented, yet long-term data are not widely available. This paper represents the first quantitative description of sublittoral spongeExpand
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Taxonomy of family Plakinidae (Porifera: Homoscleromorpha) from eastern Pacific coral reefs, through morphology and cox1 and cob mtDNA data
Sponges belonging to the class Homoscleromorpha have become a pivotal group to help understand early metazoan evolution. However, their complex systematics and cryptic habitat (e.g. dead coral, orExpand
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Restriction of sponges to an atoll lagoon as a result of reduced environmental quality.
The lagoon at Palmyra Atoll in the central Pacific was subject to major military modifications during WWII and now the dominant fauna on the lagoon's hard substrate are sponges, not corals. In thisExpand
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Testing the genetic predictions of a biogeographical model in a dominant endemic Eastern Pacific coral (Porites panamensis) using a genetic seascape approach
The coral fauna of the Eastern Tropical Pacific (ETP) is depauperate and peripheral; hence, it has drawn attention to the factors allowing its survival. Here, we use a genetic seascape approach andExpand
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Marine Biodiversity of Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs
The eastern tropical Pacific (ETP) is an isolated oceanic region exposed to extreme oceanographic conditions, including low salinity, low pH, high temperatures during El Nino, and low temperaturesExpand
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Tedania (Porifera: Demospongiae: Poecilosclerida) from the Mexican Pacific with the description of two new species
Two new species of Tedania (Porifera: Demospongiae: Poecilosclerida) are described from the Mexican Pacific. Tedania (Tedania) tropicalis sp. nov. is an encrusting to massive sponge having ectosomalExpand
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Symbiotic relationships between sponges and other organisms from the Sea of Cortes (Mexican Pacific coast): same problems, same solutions
This study provides a morphological description of three symbiotic associations between sponges (Haplosclerida) and other macroorganisms from the Sea of Cortes (Mexican Pacific Ocean). TheseExpand
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New species of excavating sponges (Porifera: Demospongiae) on coral reefs from the Mexican Pacific Ocean
Three new species of coral reef boring sponges were found in remote coral reefs from Revillagigedo Island, an archipelago that is 386 km from the continent. Cliona medinae sp. nov. is a sponge withExpand
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