Five new sponge species (Porifera: Demospongiae) of subtropical or tropical affinities from the coast of Lebanon (eastern Mediterranean)

@article{Vacelet2007FiveNS,
  title={Five new sponge species (Porifera: Demospongiae) of subtropical or tropical affinities from the coast of Lebanon (eastern Mediterranean)},
  author={Jean Vacelet and Ghazi Bitar and Sophie Carteron and Helmut W. Zibrowius and Thierry P{\'e}rez},
  journal={Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom},
  year={2007},
  volume={87},
  pages={1539 - 1552}
}
  • J. Vacelet, G. Bitar, T. Pérez
  • Published 1 December 2007
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Five new species of sponges are described from the coast of Lebanon in the eastern Mediterranean, Levantine Basin. Euryspongia raouchensis (Dysideidae), Liosina blastifera (Dictyonellidae) and Niphates toxifera (Niphatidae) belong to genera that are new for the Mediterranean but widely distributed in the tropics. Cinachyrella levantinensis (Tetillidae) and Ciocalypta carballoi (Halichondriidae) are described in genera with a restricted distribution in the Mediterranean, which have affinities… 
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