Free Content A New Genus and Species of Aulocalycidae, Leioplegma Polyphyllon, (Porifera: Hexactinellida) from the Blake Ridge off South Carolina, U.S.A.

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A new genus and species, Leioplegma polyphyllon, of the hexactinellid family Aulocalycidae is described from nearly undamaged fragments collected by submersible from the ship-wreck of the S.S. Central America. Proposed re-diagnosis of the family stresses as its basic feature the formation of primary dictyonal strands from single hexactin rays and returns this group to Ijima's original concept.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: May 1, 1996

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