Haplosclerida (Porifera: Demospongiae) from the coast of Maranhão State, Brazil, Southwestern Atlantic

  title={Haplosclerida (Porifera: Demospongiae) from the coast of Maranh{\~a}o State, Brazil, Southwestern Atlantic},
  author={M. Campos and B. Mothes and R. Eckert and R. Soest},
This work deals with haplosclerid sponges off the coast of Maranhao State, northeastern coast of Brazilian shelf (southwestern Atlantic). A new species is described, Haliclona (Halichoclona) lernerae. Four species are recorded for the first time for the Brazilian coast: Amphimedon caribica (Pulitzer-Finali, 1986); Niphates lutea Lehnert & Van Soest, 1999; Neopetrosia subtriangularis (Duchassaing, 1850) and Petrosia (Petrosia) weinbergi Van Soest, 1980. Three species were recollected from the… Expand
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