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Free Content A Collection of Sponges from the West Coast of the Yucatan Peninsula with Descriptions of Two New Species

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A collection of sponges made by Dr. Henry Hildebrand in the Gulf of Campeche, Mexico, is described. Nine species in seven genera are included, all within the Class Demospongiae. Two species are new: Callyspongia strongylophora and Axinella nanaspiculata. Also recorded are specimens of (?) Oligoceras hemorrhages de L., lrcinia campana (Lamarck) de L., Ircinia ramosa (Keller) de L., Haliclona rubens (Pallas) de L., Microciona juniperina (Lamarck) new comb., Axinella polycapella de L., and Higginsia strigilata (Lamarck) de L. The taxonomic status of Lamarck's Spongia juniperina is discussed.

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Publication date: 1955-01-01

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