Taxonomic revision of the Mediterranean Plakina Schulze (Porifera, Demospongiae, Homoscleromorpha)

@article{Muricy1998TaxonomicRO,
  title={Taxonomic revision of the Mediterranean Plakina Schulze (Porifera, Demospongiae, Homoscleromorpha)},
  author={Guilherme Muricy and Nicole Boury‐Esnault and Chantal B{\'e}zac and Jean Vacelet},
  journal={Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society},
  year={1998},
  volume={124},
  pages={169-203}
}
Only three species of the sponge genus Plakina Schulze have been described from the Mediterranean since 1880, in spite of a large amount of allegedly intraspecific variability in morphological characters. However, recent genetic studies based on electrophoretic techniques have revealed extensive cryptic speciation in north-western Mediterranean Plakina, demonstrating that most of this variation was interspecific rather than intraspecific. We describe in detail the morphology and anatomy of four… 
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