Rock sponges (lithistid Demospongiae) of the Northeast Atlantic seamounts, with description of ten new species

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REFERENCE Carvalho, Francisca C; Cárdenas, Paco; Ríos, Pilar; Cristobo, Javier; Rapp, Hans Tore; Xavier, Joana R (2020). Peer J. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-1231-2020. ABSTRACT Background: Lithistid demosponges, also known as rock sponges, are a polyphyletic group of sponges which are widely distributed. In … Read More

Revision of the genus Exsuperantia Özdikmen, 2009 (Tetractinellida: Phymaraphiniidae) with description of a new species from the Atlantic Ocean

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REFERENCE Carvalho, Francisca C; Pisera, Andrezj (2019). Zootaxa. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4613.1.7. ABSTRACT Phymaraphiniidae Schrammen 1924 (Porifera: Astrophorina) is a family of lithistid demosponges that has received little attention in the past decades. The systematic problems within this family have not been addressed … Read More

Polymastiidae (Demospongiae: Hadromerida) with ornamented exotyles: a review of morphological affinities and description of a new genus and three new species

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REFERENCE Plotkin, Alexander; Morrow, Christine; Gerasimova, Elena; Rapp, Hans Tore (2016). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. http://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315416000655 ABSTRACT All polymastiid sponges displaying ornamented exotyles are reviewed and their morphological affinities are reconsidered. The study embraces … Read More