Plakortis sp. indet.

Fassbender, Nico, Stefanoudis, Paris V, Filander, Zoleka Nontlantla, Gendron, Gilberte, Mah, Christopher L, Mattio, Lydiane, Mortimer, Jeanne A, Moura, Carlos J, Samaai, Toufiek, Samimi-Namin, Kaveh, Wagner, Daniel, Walton, Rowana & Woodall, Lucy C, 2021, Reef benthos of Seychelles - A field guide, Biodiversity Data Journal 9, pp. 65970-65970 : 65970

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Plakortis sp. indet.


Plakortis sp. indet.


Type status: Other material. Taxon: scientificName: Plakortis sp.; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Porifera; class: Homoscleromorpha; order: Homosclerophorida; family: Plakinidae; genus: Plakortis; scientificNameAuthorship: Schulze 1880; Location: waterBody: Indian Ocean; country: Seychelles; locality: Aldabra W 1, Alphonse N 1, Astove W 1 ; minimumDepthInMeters: 10 m; maximumDepthInMeters: 72 m; locationRemarks: First Descent : Seychelles Expedition ; Identification : identifiedBy: Nico Fassbender , Toufiek Samaai , Paris Stefanoudis ; dateIdentified: 2019, 2020; identificationRemarks: identified only from imagery; Event : samplingProtocol: Submersible OR Remotely Operated Vehicle OR SCUBA; Record Level: basisOfRecord: Human observation


Encrusting sponge with multiple small oscules; surface smooth, but irregular, uneven with a soft texture. Maximum recorded size: 30 cm across. Colour pale brown to yellow, orange and purple. Commonly known as "chicken liver" sponges because of their fleshy texture. These sponges are soft. It is typical of the group in that the internal colour is virtually identical to the external colour (Fig. 184).