Cercicladia australis , a new carnivorous sponge with novel chelae from the Tasman Basin and the Argentine Patagonian Margin (Porifera, Cladorhizidae)

@article{Rios2011CercicladiaA,
  title={Cercicladia australis , a new carnivorous sponge with novel chelae from the Tasman Basin and the Argentine Patagonian Margin (Porifera, Cladorhizidae)},
  author={P. Rios and M. Kelly and J. Vacelet},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2011},
  volume={3131},
  pages={52-62}
}
  • P. Rios, M. Kelly, J. Vacelet
  • Published 2011
  • Biology
  • Zootaxa
  • Recent expeditions around New Zealand have revealed a surprising diversity of carnivorous sponges (Demospongiae, Poecilosclerida, Cladorhizidae). This is especially true for the Macquarie Ridge to the southwest of New Zealand, with high numbers of new species recently recorded. In this work we describe a new genus and species of Cladorhizidae Dendy, 1922 from the Macquarie Ridge, Cercicladia australis gen. nov. sp. nov., which has also, surprisingly, been found in the deep Atlantic off the… CONTINUE READING
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