Terpios granulosus Bergquist, 1967

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: 46-47

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4335444

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/F52B791A-FFCB-E908-8179-FD33C52AF342

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Terpios granulosus Bergquist, 1967
status

 

Terpios granulosus Bergquist, 1967  

Fig. 26 View Fig

Terpios granulosa Bergquist, 1967: 168   , fig. 5.

Material examined

PONTA DO OURO • 1 sample growing on a Carijoa   colony about 6 cm long; 26°46′55.65″ S, 32°54′13.41″ E; Three Sisters; 25.7 m deep; 8 Apr. 2017; Cerrano leg.; PO96 GoogleMaps   .

Description

Thin encrusting sponge, dark blue colored; it covers colonies of the octocoral Carijoa   sp. (Class Anthozoa  , Phylum Cnidaria) ( Fig. 26A View Fig ). Whitish in ethanol, bluish in formalin. The surface is microhispid.

SKELETON. It is formed by brushes of spicules which, projecting also over the surface, cause the microhispid surface ( Fig. 26B View Fig ).

SPICULES. Tylostyles with heads variable in shape, from mushroom-shape to plurilobate ( Fig. 26C View Fig ). The size is 77.5–(255, 81.7)– 330 µm ×1.25–(4.1, 0.9)– 5 µm.

Remarks

The peculiar shape of the heads, the general morphology and the skeletal structure are typical characters of species in the genus Terpios Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864   . The specimen fits the description of Terpios granulosus ( Bergquist, 1967)   from Hawaii later also recorded by Vacelet & Vasseur (1971) and Barnes & Bell (2002) from Kenya and Madagascar.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Porifera

Class

Demospongiae

Order

Hadromerida

Family

Suberitidae

Genus

Terpios

Loc

Terpios granulosus Bergquist, 1967

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

Terpios granulosa

Bergquist P. R. 1967: 168
1967