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Geodia Corticostylifera (Demospongiae, Porifera) New Astrophorid from the Brazilian Coast (Southwestern Atlantic)

Authors: Hajdu, Eduardo; Muricy, Guilherme; Custodio, Marcio; Russo, Claudia; Peixinho, Solange

Source: Bulletin of Marine Science, Volume 51, Number 2, September 1992 , pp. 204-217(14)

Publisher: University of Miami - Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

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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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