Iotrochota sinki Samaai, Pillay & Janson, 2019

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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Iotrochota sinki Samaai, Pillay & Janson, 2019


Iotrochota sinki Samaai, Pillay & Janson, 2019  


Type status: Other material. Taxon: scientificName: Iotrochota sinki; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Porifera; class: Demospongiae; order: Poecilosclerida; family: Iotrochotidae; genus: Iotrochota; scientificNameAuthorship: Samaai, Pillay & Janson, 2019; Location: waterBody: Indian Ocean; country: Seychelles; locality: Aldabra W 1 ; minimumDepthInMeters: 58.6 m; maximumDepthInMeters: 64.5 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    


Branching sponge with thick, ramose branches and a rough surface. Maximum recorded size: 35 cm across. Colouration dark brown, but mottled throughout with bright yellow patches (Fig. 167).