Corpus ID: 73707350

The Sponges of Micronesia, Part I. The Palau Archipelago

  title={The Sponges of Micronesia, Part I. The Palau Archipelago},
  author={Patricia R. Bergquist},
New Records and Range Extensions of Some Marine Sponges (Porifera: Demospongiae and Homoscleromorpha) from the Andaman Islands, India; Part of the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot.
Seven new records of marine sponges from the Andaman Islands, India are reported, four species are reported here, from the Indian waters, for the first time. Expand
The Shallow Water Marine Sponges (Porifera) of Cebu, Philippines
Thirty-three (33) species of marine sponge were identified in this study. Four were identified as possibly new to science; a short description of these species is given here. In addition, one speciesExpand
Impacts of Shading on Sponge-Cyanobacteria Symbioses: A Comparison between Host-Specific and Generalist Associations1
  • R. Thacker
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Integrative and comparative biology
  • 2005
The results suggest that Oscillatoria symbionts benefit their host sponges in a mutualistic association, and support the hypothesis that more specialized symbiont provide a greater benefit to their hosts, but hypotheses concerning the dispersal abilities of these Symbionts remain to be explored. Expand
Boring sponges (Porifera, Demospongiae) from the Indian Ocean
The boring sponge faunas from the Maldives and Seychelles show certain affinities among them and also with that of the entire Indo‐Pacific region. Expand
A revision of Atlantic Asteropus Sollas, 1888 (Demospongiae), including a description of three new species, and with a review of the family Coppatiidae Topsent, 1898
A worldwide study of Asteropus specimens resulted in the conclusion that two species groups exist, namely “simplex”- like species (with true sanidasters), and “sarasinorum’-like species ( with spiny microrhabds), as previously observed by Bergquist (1965, 1968). Expand
Marine sponges from Curaçao and other Caribbean localities Part II. Haplosclerida
A new classification of marine Haplosclerid families is proposed, based on the study of the present collection, and on thestudy of many type species of Haploclerid genera, and some phylogenetic ideas are presented. Expand
Taxonomy of Melophlus Thiele, 1899 and Stellettinopsis Carter, 1879, with description of two new species from Brazil (Demospongiae: Astrophorina)
Morphological data suggest that both Stellettinopsis and Melophlus should be re-allocated to the family Ancorinidae, but more comprehensive integrative studies are still needed to resolve the classification of Astrophorina. Expand
Morphological and molecular systematics of the ‘Monanchora arbuscula complex’ (Poecilosclerida : Crambeidae), with the description of five new species and a biogeographic discussion of the genus in the Tropical Western Atlantic
The results suggest that the Eastern Brazil and Southeastern Brazil Ecoregions may represent centres of diversity for Monanchora in the TWA and critically analyse the monophyly of Crambe and Monanchoras. Expand
Coral boring Aka-species (Porifera: Phloeodictyidae) from Mexico with description of Aka cryptica sp. nov.
This paper focuses on Aka species boring coral of the East Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea (Mexico). The new species Aka cryptica sp. nov. is described from Mexican Pacific coral reefs, whichExpand
Boring sponges from Ha Long Bay, Tonkin Gulf, Vietnam
During 4 surveys performed from 2002 to 2004, 9 species of boring sponges were recorded from Ha Long Bay, on the northern coast of Vietnam: Cliona aurivilli (Lindgren 1897), C. celata Grant, 1826, C. orientalis Thiele, 1900, Cliothosa hancocki, Pione carpenteri, and Aka mucosa are new records from the Tonkin Gulf. Expand