Celleporaria atlantica ( Busk, 1884 )

Almeida, Ana C. S., Souza, Facelucia B. C., Menegola, Carla & Vieira, Leandro M., 2017, Diversity of marine bryozoans inhabiting demosponges in northeastern Brazil, Zootaxa 4290 (2), pp. 281-323: 296

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4290.2.3

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5701207

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scientific name

Celleporaria atlantica ( Busk, 1884 )
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Celleporaria atlantica ( Busk, 1884)  

( Figs. 38–41 View FIGURES 36 – 41 )

Cellepora mamillata var. atlantica Busk, 1884: 199   (part), pl. 35, fig. 4.

Celleporaria atlantica: Winston et al. 2014: 191   , figs. 33A-D, 34, 35 (cum syn.); Almeida et al. 2015b: 4.

Material examined. UFBA 1180, Camamu Bay, 13°53’S, 38°59’W, 18–20 m, coll GoogleMaps   . October 2012 (on sponge Topsentia ophiraphidites   ); UFBA 1181, UFBA 2389–90, Camamu Bay , 13°53’S, 38°59’W, 18–20 m, coll GoogleMaps   . October 2012 (on sponge Haliclona (Soestella) melana   ); UFBA 1188, UFBA 2391–92, Camamu Bay , 13°53’S, 38°59’W, 18–20 m, coll GoogleMaps   . October 2012 (on sponge Bubaris   sp.).

Remarks. Celleporaria atlantica   was recently redescribed by Winston et al. (2014), who studied original specimens from Busk (1884). Although Busk (1884) described C. atlantica   from Brazil (Bahia state) and Australia (Possession Island), Winston et al. (2014) elucidated that specimens from Possession Island truly belong to Celleporaria fusca ( Busk, 1854)   and thus C. atlantica   is restricted to Brazilian waters. Busk (1884) found C. atlantica   on seafloors composed of gravel and shells. Other species of Celleporaria   are commonly found associated with corals and rocks (e.g., Winston 1986; Winston 2005).

Celleporaria atlantica   has encrusting colonies, autozooids with almost rounded orifice with a shallow and wide sinus, suboral avicularium placed on a pointed umbo ( Fig. 40 View FIGURES 36 – 41 ), small leaf-shaped avicularia associated with marginal areolar pores and spatulate avicularia occurring between zooids ( Fig. 41 View FIGURES 36 – 41 ) (Winston et al. 2014). Celleporaria atlantica   is often found at Bahia state forming nodular colonies attached to hard substrata such as rocks and calcareous nodules. Colonies of C. atlantica   here studied are unilaminar and were encrusting the rugose sponge Bubaris   sp. ( Fig. 8 View FIGURES 8 – 12 ) as well as the smooth-textured sponges Haliclona (Soestella) melana   and Topsentia ophiraphidites   .

Distribution. Atlantic: endemic to Brazil (Bahia and Espírito Santo) (Winston et al. 2014).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Bryozoa

Class

Gymnolaemata

Order

Cheilostomatida

Family

Lepraliellidae

Genus

Celleporaria

Loc

Celleporaria atlantica ( Busk, 1884 )

Almeida, Ana C. S., Souza, Facelucia B. C., Menegola, Carla & Vieira, Leandro M. 2017
2017
Loc

Celleporaria atlantica: Winston et al. 2014: 191

Almeida 2015: 4
2015
Loc

Cellepora mamillata var. atlantica

Busk 1884: 199
1884