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Two new species of Poecilosclerida (Porifera: Demospongiae) from Terra Nova Bay (Antarctic Sea)

  • Marco Bertolino (a1), B. Calcinai (a1) and M. Pansini (a2)

Abstract

Two new species of Poecilosclerida Crella (Crella) aurantiaca sp. nov. (Crellidae) and Mycale (Aegogropila) denticulata sp. nov. (Mycalidae) are described on the basis of material collected during the XX Italian Expedition (2004–2005) in Antarctica. Crella (Crella) aurantiaca sp. nov. is based on presence of acanthostyles of two size-categories. Mycale (Aegogropila) denticulata sp. nov. is characterized by the presence of palmate anisochelae and styles.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: B. Calcinai, Dipartimento di Scienze del Mare, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131, Ancona, Italy email: b.calcinai@univpm.it

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Two new species of Poecilosclerida (Porifera: Demospongiae) from Terra Nova Bay (Antarctic Sea)

  • Marco Bertolino (a1), B. Calcinai (a1) and M. Pansini (a2)

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