The aquiferous system of Scolymastra joubini (Porifera, Hexactinellida) studied by corrosion casts

Abstract

The aquiferous system of the hexactinellid sponge Scolymastra joubini was studied by corrosion casts in specimens from 30 m depth in Terra Nova Bay (Ross Sea, Antarctica). The aquiferous system of hexactinellids is traditionally considered different from that of Demospongiae, lacking a true canal organisation, with water percolating through a trabecular net… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00435-003-0077-0

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