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Taxonomy and description of clionaid sponges (Hadromerida, Clionaidae) from the Pacific Ocean of Mexico
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A large collection of clionaid sponges collected from the Pacific coast of Mexico was studied, and 15 species belonging to four genera were identified, and the main characteristics have been evaluated from a taxonomic point of view in order to discriminate between species.
Boring sponges, an increasing threat for coral reefs affected by bleaching events
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The eastern coral reefs affected by bleaching phenomena, mainly provoked by El Niño, present a high diversity and abundance of boring sponges, which are weakening the union of the colony with the reef framework and promoting their dislodgment.
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 sponge
Taxonomy of family Plakinidae (Porifera: Homoscleromorpha) from eastern Pacific coral reefs, through morphology and cox1 and cob mtDNA data
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The first time that the standard cox1 ‘barcoding fragment’ has been analysed for the systematics of Plakinidae showed to Plakina as a monophyletic group, which is congruent with the morphological hypothesis.
Taxonomy of Sponges (Porifera) Associated with Corals from the
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6 sponge species living on pocilloporid corals from the Mexican Pacific Ocean are described, and a new species of the genus Amphimedon is described, which constitutes the first record of this genus from the East Pacific Ocean.
Sponges of the family Chondrillidae (Porifera: Demospongiae) from the Pacific coast of Mexico, with the description of three new species
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Two new species of Chondrilla from the Mexican Pacific coast are described, based mainly on the distribution of the spherasters throughout the body of the sponge and in the cortex, which is clearly different front the related C. verrucosa.
Sponge diversity in Eastern Tropical Pacific coral reefs: an interoceanic comparison
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Perturbation, at local and large scale, rather than biological factors, seems to explain the low prevalence and characteristics of sponge assemblages in ETP reefs, which are very frequently located in shallow water where excessive turbulence, abrasion and high levels of damaging light occur.
Tedania (Porifera: Demospongiae: Poecilosclerida) from the Mexican Pacific with the description of two new species
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It is suggested that species of Tedania and Trachytedania bearing ectosomal diactinal spicules (excluding Tedania (Stylotedania)) can be separated in two main groups: those having choanosomal monactinal Spicules and those with choanosome diactinals.
The genus Timea (Porifera: Timeidae) in the Eastern Pacific Ocean : revision of type material, new species and intraspecific variability
Le genre Timea dans l'Ocean Pacifique oriental: revision du materiel type, nouvelles especes et variabilite intraspecifique. Les especes de Timea sont de petites eponges encroutantes vivant dans les
Integrative Taxonomy and Molecular Phylogeny of Genus Aplysina (Demospongiae: Verongida) from Mexican Pacific
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The results constitute one of the first approximations to integrative taxonomy, phylogeny and evolutionary biogeography of Eastern Pacific marine sponges; an approach that will significantly contribute to the authors' better understanding of their diversity and evolutionary history.
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