Ciocalypta tyleri Bowerbank, 1873

Calcinai, Barbara, Belfiore, Giuseppe, Pica, Daniela, Torsani, Fabrizio, Palma, Marco & Cerrano, Carlo, 2020, Porifera from Ponta do Ouro (Mozambique), European Journal of Taxonomy 698, pp. 1-56: 45-46

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2020.698

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:623BBCE3-12A5-45A9-802A-2ED2E15164A3

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/F52B791A-FFCA-E90B-8177-FE34C7B5F1E1

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Ciocalypta tyleri Bowerbank, 1873
status

 

Ciocalypta tyleri Bowerbank, 1873  

Fig. 25 View Fig

Ciocalypta tyleri Bowerbank, 1873: 21   , pl. 4.

Material examined PONTA DO OURO • 1 dried sponge portion, with fistules, about 3× 3× 2 cm; 26°49′29.579″ S,

32°53′51.035″ E; Blacks ; 18 m deep; 13 Nov. 2015; Cerrano leg.; PdO16.

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Description

The sponge is massive, partially burrowing, with light yellow fistules ( Fig. 25A View Fig ) rising above the sediment. The dried sample is whitish, the body is rich in sediment, while the fistules are erect and fragile, with a rough surface.

SKELETON. In the body, it is formed by a confused reticulation, with loose tracts of oxeas ( Fig. 25B View Fig ). The fistules have a central axis of loose-packed oxeas from where tracts of spicules radiate towards the surface.

SPICULES. One size, 295–(351, 32.6)– 400 µm ×5.1–(7.8, 1.3)– 9.5 µm, of curved oxeas, sometimes bent in the middle ( Fig. 25C View Fig ).

Remarks

The presence of numerous finger-shaped and transparent fistulae with a central axis and the general structure of the skeleton characterize the genus Ciocalypta Bowerbank, 1862   . To date, there are 26 species of Ciocalypta   described ( Van Soest et al. 2019). The examined sample fits the original description of Ciocalypta tyleri Bowerbank, 1873   from Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in the general structure and the spicule sizes.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Porifera

Class

Demospongiae

Order

Halichondrida

Family

Halichondriidae

Genus

Ciocalypta

Loc

Ciocalypta tyleri Bowerbank, 1873

Calcinai, Barbara, Belfiore, Giuseppe, Pica, Daniela, Torsani, Fabrizio, Palma, Marco & Cerrano, Carlo 2020
2020
Loc

Ciocalypta tyleri

Bowerbank J. S. 1873: 21
1873