Calcinea of the Red Sea: providing a DNA barcode inventory with description of four new species

Abstract

The Red Sea is a biodiversity hotspot with a considerable percentage of endemic species for many marine animals. Little is known about the diversity and distribution of calcareous sponges (Porifera, Class Calcarea) in this marginal sea. Here we analysed calcareous sponges of the subclass Calcinea that were collected between 2009 and 2013 at 20 localities in… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12526-017-0671-x

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