DO SPICULES IN SEDIMENTS REFLECT THE LIVING SPONGE COMMUNITY? A TEST IN A CARIBBEAN SHALLOW-WATER LAGOON

@inproceedings{ukowiak2013DOSI,
  title={DO SPICULES IN SEDIMENTS REFLECT THE LIVING SPONGE COMMUNITY? A TEST IN A CARIBBEAN SHALLOW-WATER LAGOON},
  author={Magdalena Łukowiak and Andrzej Pisera and Aaron O’Dea},
  year={2013}
}
ABSTRACT We compared sponge spicules occurring in surface sediments with those of a living sponge community in a shallow-water reef environment of Bocas del Toro archipelago, Panama, with the goal of evaluating how faithfully spicular analysis reflects the living sponge community. Most megasclere morphotypes present in living species are also found in sediment. On the contrary, microscleres are underrepresented in the sediment samples. Apart from spicules that belong to taxa that live at… 

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