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Longo, C.; Cardone, F.; Pierri, C.; Mercurio, M.; Mucciolo, S.; Marzano, C.N.; Corriero, G. (2018). Sponges associated with coralligenous formations along the Apulian coasts. Marine Biodiversity. 48(4): 2151-2163.
10.1007/s12526-017-0744-x [view]
Longo, C.; Cardone, F.; Pierri, C.; Mercurio, M.; Mucciolo, S.; Marzano, C.N.; Corriero, G.
Sponges associated with coralligenous formations along the Apulian coasts
Marine Biodiversity
48(4): 2151-2163
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Sponge assemblages associated with coralligenous outcrops were studied with the aim of describing and comparing their composition, morphological features and distribution at different depths (shallow vs. deep) along the Apulian coasts. In addition, image analysis enabled the description of the main features of coralligenous outcrops and the detection of structuring species. The paper provides a significant contribution in terms of supplying new taxa of sponges associated to coralligenous assemblages and emphasising the importance of invertebrates in realising calcareous constructions. Most of the new finding came from deep sites, thus underlining the need to improve taxonomic studies on coralligenous communities at greater depths. A total of 153 taxa of sponges were recorded: 4 Calcarea, 6 Homoscleromorpha and 143 Demospongiae. Two species, Clathria (Microciona) macrochela and Thoosa armata, are new records for the Italian sponge fauna, with C. (M.) macrochela representing a new record for the whole Mediterranean. New findings for the Ionian and Adriatic Seas totalled 25 and 8 species, respectively. Thirty-nine species are endemic for the Mediterranean. Data analyses clustered sites into two groups, separated according to the depth. Deep sites, characterised by animal dominance, exhibit a heterogeneous substrate texture richer in cavities than the shallow and homogeneous algal ones. Differences in sponge species composition also correspond to differences in the distribution of sponge growth forms, with the insinuating cryptic species more abundant in deeper communities. Ten of 15 sponge species included in national and international wildlife protection laws and policy have been detected in the present study.
Mediterranean Sea in general
Biodiversity, Taxonomic and ecological diversity
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Aaptos aaptos (Schmidt, 1864) (additional source)
Acanthella acuta Schmidt, 1862 (additional source)
Acarnus tortilis Topsent, 1892 (additional source)
Agelas oroides (Schmidt, 1864) (additional source)
Alectona millari Carter, 1879 (additional source)
Antho (Antho) involvens (Schmidt, 1864) (additional source)
Aplysilla rosea (Barrois, 1876) (additional source)
Aplysina aerophoba (Nardo, 1833) (additional source)
Aplysina cavernicola (Vacelet, 1959) (additional source)
Axinella cannabina (Esper, 1794) (additional source)
Axinella damicornis (Esper, 1794) (additional source)
Axinella polypoides Schmidt, 1862 (additional source)
Axinella rugosa (Bowerbank, 1866) accepted as Phakellia rugosa (Bowerbank, 1866) (additional source)
Axinella verrucosa (Esper, 1794) (additional source)
Axinyssa aurantiaca (Schmidt, 1864) (additional source)
Batzella inops (Topsent, 1891) (additional source)
Bubaris carcisis Vacelet, 1969 (additional source)
Bubaris vermiculata (Bowerbank, 1866) (additional source)
Cacospongia mollior Schmidt, 1862 (additional source)
Calyx nicaeensis (Risso, 1827) (additional source)
Chondrilla nucula Schmidt, 1862 (additional source)
Chondrosia reniformis Nardo, 1847 (additional source)
Clathria (Clathria) toxistricta Topsent, 1925 (additional source)
Clathria (Microciona) armata (Bowerbank, 1862) (additional source)
Clathria (Microciona) gradalis Topsent, 1925 (additional source)
Clathria (Microciona) macrochela (Lévi, 1960) (additional source)
Clathria (Microciona) spinarcus (Carter & Hope, 1889) (additional source)
Clathrina clathrus (Schmidt, 1864) (additional source)
Clathrina coriacea (Montagu, 1814) (additional source)
Cliona celata Grant, 1826 (additional source)
Cliona copiosa Sarà, 1959 accepted as Cliona viridis (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Cliona janitrix Topsent, 1932 (additional source)
Cliona nigricans (Schmidt, 1862) accepted as Cliona viridis (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Cliona rhodensis Rützler & Bromley, 1981 (additional source)
Cliona schmidtii (Ridley, 1881) (additional source)
Cliona topsenti (Lendenfeld, 1898) (additional source)
Cliona tremitensis Sarà, 1961 accepted as Cliona viridis (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Cliona vermifera Hancock, 1867 (additional source)
Cliona viridis (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Corticium candelabrum Schmidt, 1862 (additional source)
Crambe crambe (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Crella (Pytheas) fusifera Sarà, 1969 (basis of record)
Crella (Pytheas) sigmata Topsent, 1925 (basis of record)
Delectona ciconiae Bavestrello, Calcinai & Sarà, 1996 (additional source)
Dendroxea adumbrata Corriero, Scalera-Liaci & Pronzato, 1996 (additional source)
Dendroxea lenis (Topsent, 1892) (additional source)
Dercitus (Stoeba) dissimilis (Sarà, 1959) (additional source)
Dercitus (Stoeba) plicatus (Schmidt, 1868) (additional source)
Dictyonella incisa (Schmidt, 1880) (additional source)
Dictyonella marsillii (Topsent, 1893) (additional source)
Didiscus stylifer Tsurnamal, 1969 (additional source)
Diplastrella bistellata (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Dotona pulchella mediterranea Rosell & Uriz, 2002 (additional source)
Dysidea avara (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Dysidea fragilis (Montagu, 1814) (additional source)
Dysidea incrustans (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Erylus discophorus (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Eurypon denisae Vacelet, 1969 (additional source)
Eurypon vescicularis Sarà & Siribelli, 1960 (additional source)
Eurypon viride (Topsent, 1889) (additional source)
Fasciospongia cavernosa (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Geodia anceps (Vosmaer, 1894) accepted as Geodia geodina (Schmidt, 1868) (additional source)
Geodia conchilega Schmidt, 1862 (additional source)
Geodia cydonium (Linnaeus, 1767) (additional source)
Halichondria semitubulosa (Lamarck, 1814) represented as Halichondria (Halichondria) semitubulosa (Lamarck, 1814) (additional source)
Haliclona (Gellius) dubia (Babic, 1922) (additional source)
Haliclona (Gellius) flagellifera (Ridley & Dendy, 1886) accepted as Haliclona (Flagellia) flagellifera (Ridley & Dendy, 1886) (additional source)
Haliclona (Halichoclona) fulva (Topsent, 1893) (additional source)
Haliclona (Reniera) cratera (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Haliclona (Rhizoniera) sarai (Pulitzer-Finali, 1969) (additional source)
Haliclona (Soestella) mucosa (Griessinger, 1971) (additional source)
Hemimycale columella (Bowerbank, 1874) (additional source)
Holoxea furtiva Topsent, 1892 (additional source)
Hymedesmia (Hymedesmia) peachii Bowerbank, 1882 (additional source)
Hymedesmia (Hymedesmia) versicolor (Topsent, 1893) (additional source)
Hymeniacidon perlevis (Montagu, 1814) (additional source)
Ircinia dendroides (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Ircinia variabilis (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Jaspis johnstonii (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Lissodendoryx (Anomodoryx) cavernosa (Topsent, 1892) (additional source)
Mycale (Aegogropila) tunicata (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Mycale (Mycale) lingua (Bowerbank, 1866) (additional source)
Mycale (Mycale) massa (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Myrmekioderma spelaeum (Pulitzer-Finali, 1983) (additional source)
Oscarella lobularis (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Pachastrella monilifera Schmidt, 1868 (additional source)
Paratimea oxeata Pulitzer-Finali, 1978 (additional source)
Penares euastrum (Schmidt, 1868) (additional source)
Penares helleri (Schmidt, 1864) (additional source)
Petrosia (Petrosia) ficiformis (Poiret, 1789) (additional source)
Phorbas fibulatus (Topsent, 1893) (additional source)
Phorbas fictitius (Bowerbank, 1866) (additional source)
Phorbas tenacior (Topsent, 1925) (additional source)
Phorbas topsenti Vacelet & Pérez, 2008 (additional source)
Pione vastifica (Hancock, 1849) (additional source)
Plakina monolopha Schulze, 1880 (additional source)
Plakina reducta (Pulitzer-Finali, 1983) (additional source)
Plakortis simplex Schulze, 1880 (additional source)
Pleraplysilla spinifera (Schulze, 1879) (additional source)
Prosuberites longispinus Topsent, 1893 (additional source)
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