Spheciospongia ndabazithe Samaai, Pillay & Janson, 2019

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: 30-31

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.4335452

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/F52B791A-FFFB-E938-8281-FEF5C32CF239

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Spheciospongia ndabazithe Samaai, Pillay & Janson, 2019
status

 

Spheciospongia ndabazithe Samaai, Pillay & Janson, 2019  

Fig. 16 View Fig

Spheciospongia ndabazithe Samaai, Pillay & Janson, 2019: 19   View Cited Treatment , fig. 6a–g.

Material examined

PONTA DO OURO • 1 portion of 7×3 × 1 cm; 26°46′38.829″ S, 32°54′17.384″ E; Waynes; 40.6 m deep; 17 Feb. 2017; Cerrano leg.; PO52 GoogleMaps   .

Description

Massive sponge ( Fig. 16 View Fig A–B), cup-shaped, light beige in the external and darker in the internal side. The alcohol preserved fragment is hard and incompressible, with a grey surface and a compact darker body.

SKELETON. Ectosome and choanosome confused, rich in sediments.

SPICULES. Slim tylostyles sometimes curved towards the pointed tip ( Fig. 16C View Fig ), 250–(332)–410 μm×4– (7.3)–10 μm wide; sometimes they are modified in curved styles with acerate tips ( Fig. 16C View Fig ); spirasters variable in shapes ( Fig. 16D View Fig ) with an average length of 12.5 μm: C-shaped with many spines along the convex side, straight and smooth with groups of spines at the extremities and longer, S-shaped spirasters with spines scattered along the axis.

Remarks

Our specimen perfectly fits the species recently described from South Africa by Samaai et al. (2019), with the exception of a larger variety of spirasters present in the specimen from Punta do Ouro.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Porifera

Class

Demospongiae

Order

Hadromerida

Family

Clionaidae

Genus

Spheciospongia

Loc

Spheciospongia ndabazithe Samaai, Pillay & Janson, 2019

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

Spheciospongia ndabazithe

Samaai T. & Pillay R. & Janson L. 2019: 19
2019