Aplysina caissara Pinheiro & Hajdu, 2001,

Van, Rob W. M., 2017, Sponges of the Guyana Shelf, Zootaxa 1, pp. 1-225: 14-15

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.272951

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:6D68A019-6F63-4AA4-A8B3-92D351F1F69B

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3511399

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A80010-775A-FFA2-FF14-A7609149FE6F

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Plazi

scientific name

Aplysina caissara Pinheiro & Hajdu, 2001
status

 

Aplysina caissara Pinheiro & Hajdu, 2001 

Figures 5View FIGURE 5 a –b

Aplysina caissara Pinheiro & Hajdu, 2001: 145  , figs 1–2, 4–6; Pinheiro et al. 2007: 3 View Cited Treatment , figs 1A, 2, 3A (with further synonyms).

Material examined. RMNH Por. 9340, French Guyana, ‘Luymes’ Guyana Shelf Expedition, station 14, 6.7333°N 52.75°W, depth 76 m, bottom muddy calcareous sand, 26 August 1970GoogleMaps  .

Description. A short tubular branch ( Fig. 5View FIGURE 5 a) of 9 x 2–3 cm diameter. The surface is finely conulose. The apical oscule has an iris-type diaphragm and is 5 mm in diameter. Color in alcohol is dark pink. Consistency compressible.

Skeleton. ( Fig. 5View FIGURE 5 b) A three-dimensional reticulation of rounded or elongately polygonal meshes made by amber colored fibers, of 70–130 µm diameter. The fibers have a vaguely striated bark and a pith occupying about 1/ 3 of the fiber thickness.

Distribution and ecology. Guyana Shelf (if correctly identied), Eastern Brazil, from 2–76 m depth (previously down to 12 m).

Remarks. The descriptions by Pinheiro & Hajdu (2001) and Pinheiro et al. (2007) match the present specimen closely, but the depth from where it was obtained and the distance from the type locality throw some doubt on the identification.

RMNH

National Museum of Natural History, Naturalis

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Porifera

Class

Demospongiae

Order

Verongida

Family

Aplysinidae

Genus

Aplysina

Loc

Aplysina caissara Pinheiro & Hajdu, 2001

Van, Rob W. M. 2017
2017
Loc

Aplysina caissara

Pinheiro 2007: 3
Pinheiro 2001: 145
2001