Geodia Corticostylifera (Demospongiae, Porifera) New Astrophorid from the Brazilian Coast (Southwestern Atlantic)
Abstract:A new species of Geodia, G. corticostylifera, is described from the Cabo Frio Region at the southwest Atlantic. An in situ population study allowed a detailed description of the species. The new species is distinguished from its closest relative, G. neptuni, by the presence of a category of cortical styles. A discussion, in which the new species is compared with all the tropical west Atlantic species of Geodia, is given, as well as a key to the Brazilian species of the genus.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 1, 1992
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