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Title: Description of a New Deep-Water Calcareous Sponge (Porifera: Calcarea) from Northern California
Authors: Duplessis, Kirk
Reiswig, Henry M.
Issue Date: Jan-2000
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Duplessis K, Reiswig HM. 2000. Description of a new deep-water calcareous sponge (Porifera: Calcarea) from northern California. Pac Sci 54(1): 10-14.
Abstract: A new species, Sycon escanabensis Duplessis & Reiswig, is described
from material retrieved by submersible from 3500 m depth in the Escanaba
Trough, central Gorda Ridge, off northern California. The species differs
from all other members of the genus by the combination of conspicuous tripartite
body organization and slender, lancet-head diactins that ornament the external
surface and the oscular margin. This is the first deep-water (> 1000 m)
calcareous sponge described from the North Pacific Basin.
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 54, Number 1, 2000

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