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Life cycle strategy, species richness and distribution in marine Hydrozoa (Cnidaria: Medusozoa)
Data indicate that holopelagic taxa not only have fewer species per genus but also have a wider distribution than benthic taxa, which is in agreement with long-standing intuitions, and should be applicable to other taxa. Expand
Shallow-water Demospongiae (Porifera) from Sodwana Bay, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa.
The results of this study underscore the importance of poecilosclerid and dictyoceratid sponge fauna of the east coast of South Africa, in terms of the potential for the continued discovery of new species. Expand
New species of Latrunculia from the Agulhas shelf, South Africa, with designation of a type species for subgenus Biannulata (Demospongiae, Poecilosclerida, Latrunculiidae)
Three new species of Latrunculia are described from Algoa Bay, and Alphard and 45-Mile Banks, on the Agulhascontinental shelf off the southern coast of South Africa, with megascleres vary specifically in dimensions and degree of ornamentation. Expand
Suggestion of Spongia (Heterofibria) peddemorsi as replacement name for Spongia (Heterofibria) cooki Samaai, Pillay amp; Janson, 2019.
The holotype is deposited into the collection at the Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town, SAM-A24791, and the published species name is suggested with Spongia (Heterofibria) peddemorsi following art. 60, ICZN (1999). Expand
New Latrunculiidae (Demospongiae, Poecilosclerida) from the Agulhas ecoregion of temperate southern Africa.
Two new subgenera of Tsitsikamma are proposed, based on the morphological groups "favus" and "pedunculata" hypothesized by Parker-Nance et al. (2019), which are thick encrusting to hemispherical with a rigid honeycombed choanosome, while species in the new subgenus Clavicaulis subgen. Expand
A new species of habitat-forming Suberites (Porifera, Demospongiae, Suberitida) in the Benguela upwelling region (South Africa).
- T. Samaai, S. Maduray, Liesl Janson, M. Gibbons, Benedicta Ngwakum, P. Teske
- Biology, Medicine
- 12 April 2017
The combined morphological and genetic data support the designation of Suberites dandelenae sp. Expand
Two new species of freshwater sponges from Neotropical and Afrotropical Regions.
- U. Pinheiro, Ludimila Calheira, Celina Martins, Liesl Janson, Ricky H. Taylor, T. Samaai
- Medicine, Biology
- 23 January 2020
Two new species of non-gemmule bearing freshwater sponges from the Neotropical and Afrotropical Regions are described. Expand
Hundreds of new DNA barcodes for South African sponges
DNA barcoding based on a fragment of the cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene from the mitochondrial genome is widely applied in species identification, species discovery and biodiversity stud...