Diversity of sponges (Porifera) from cryptic habitats on the Belize barrier reef near Carrie Bow Cay.

@article{Rtzler2014DiversityOS,
  title={Diversity of sponges (Porifera) from cryptic habitats on the Belize barrier reef near Carrie Bow Cay.},
  author={Klaus R{\"u}tzler and Carla Piantoni and Rob W. M. van Soest and M. Cristina Diaz},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2014},
  volume={3805},
  pages={
          1-129
        }
}
The Caribbean barrier reef near Carrie Bow Cay, Belize, has been a focus of Smithsonian Institution (Washington) reef and mangrove investigations since the early 1970s. Systematics and biology of sponges (Porifera) were addressed by several researchers but none of the studies dealt with cryptic habitats, such as the shaded undersides of coral rubble, reef crevices, and caves, although a high species diversity was recognized and samples were taken for future reference and study. This paper is… 
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