Intro 
Species 
Specimens 
Distribution 
Checklist 
Sources 
Log in 

Porifera source details

Longo, C.; Cardone, F.; Pierri, C.; Mercurio, M.; Mucciolo, S.; Marzano, C.N.; Corriero, G. (2018). Sponges associated with coralligenous formations along the Apulian coasts. Marine Biodiversity. 48(4): 2151-2163.
348880
10.1007/s12526-017-0744-x [view]
Longo, C.; Cardone, F.; Pierri, C.; Mercurio, M.; Mucciolo, S.; Marzano, C.N.; Corriero, G.
2018
Sponges associated with coralligenous formations along the Apulian coasts
Marine Biodiversity
48(4): 2151-2163
Publication
Available for editors  PDF available [request]
Sponge assemblages associated with coralligenous outcrops were studied with the aim of describing and comparing their composition, morphological features and distribution at different depths (shallow vs. deep) along the Apulian coasts. In addition, image analysis enabled the description of the main features of coralligenous outcrops and the detection of structuring species. The paper provides a significant contribution in terms of supplying new taxa of sponges associated to coralligenous assemblages and emphasising the importance of invertebrates in realising calcareous constructions. Most of the new finding came from deep sites, thus underlining the need to improve taxonomic studies on coralligenous communities at greater depths. A total of 153 taxa of sponges were recorded: 4 Calcarea, 6 Homoscleromorpha and 143 Demospongiae. Two species, Clathria (Microciona) macrochela and Thoosa armata, are new records for the Italian sponge fauna, with C. (M.) macrochela representing a new record for the whole Mediterranean. New findings for the Ionian and Adriatic Seas totalled 25 and 8 species, respectively. Thirty-nine species are endemic for the Mediterranean. Data analyses clustered sites into two groups, separated according to the depth. Deep sites, characterised by animal dominance, exhibit a heterogeneous substrate texture richer in cavities than the shallow and homogeneous algal ones. Differences in sponge species composition also correspond to differences in the distribution of sponge growth forms, with the insinuating cryptic species more abundant in deeper communities. Ten of 15 sponge species included in national and international wildlife protection laws and policy have been detected in the present study.
Mediterranean Sea in general
Biodiversity, Taxonomic and ecological diversity
RIS (EndNote, Reference Manager, ProCite, RefWorks)
BibTex (BibDesk, LaTeX)
Date
action
by
2019-06-08 20:04:12Z
created
2019-06-10 11:41:29Z
changed
2019-06-30 12:27:06Z
changed

Aaptos aaptos (Schmidt, 1864) (additional source)
Acanthella acuta Schmidt, 1862 (additional source)
Acarnus tortilis Topsent, 1892 (additional source)
Agelas oroides (Schmidt, 1864) (additional source)
Alectona millari Carter, 1879 (additional source)
Antho (Antho) involvens (Schmidt, 1864) (additional source)
Aplysilla rosea (Barrois, 1876) (additional source)
Aplysina aerophoba (Nardo, 1833) (additional source)
Aplysina cavernicola (Vacelet, 1959) (additional source)
Axinella cannabina (Esper, 1794) (additional source)
Axinella damicornis (Esper, 1794) (additional source)
Axinella polypoides Schmidt, 1862 (additional source)
Axinella rugosa (Bowerbank, 1866) (additional source)
Axinella verrucosa (Esper, 1794) (additional source)
Axinyssa aurantiaca (Schmidt, 1864) (additional source)
Batzella inops (Topsent, 1891) (additional source)
Bubaris carcisis Vacelet, 1969 (additional source)
Bubaris vermiculata (Bowerbank, 1866) (additional source)
Cacospongia mollior Schmidt, 1862 (additional source)
Calyx nicaeensis (Risso, 1826) (additional source)
Chondrilla nucula Schmidt, 1862 (additional source)
Chondrosia reniformis Nardo, 1847 (additional source)
Clathria (Clathria) toxistricta Topsent, 1925 (additional source)
Clathria (Microciona) armata (Bowerbank, 1862) (additional source)
Clathria (Microciona) gradalis Topsent, 1925 (additional source)
Clathria (Microciona) macrochela (Lévi, 1960) (additional source)
Clathria (Microciona) spinarcus (Carter & Hope, 1889) (additional source)
Clathrina clathrus (Schmidt, 1864) (additional source)
Clathrina coriacea (Montagu, 1814) (additional source)
Cliona celata Grant, 1826 (additional source)
Cliona copiosa Sarà, 1959 accepted as Cliona viridis (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Cliona janitrix Topsent, 1932 (additional source)
Cliona nigricans (Schmidt, 1862) accepted as Cliona viridis (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Cliona rhodensis Rützler & Bromley, 1981 (additional source)
Cliona schmidtii (Ridley, 1881) (additional source)
Cliona topsenti (Lendenfeld, 1898) (additional source)
Cliona tremitensis Sarà, 1961 accepted as Cliona viridis (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Cliona vermifera Hancock, 1867 (additional source)
Cliona viridis (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Corticium candelabrum Schmidt, 1862 (additional source)
Crambe crambe (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Crella (Pytheas) fusifera Sarà, 1969 (basis of record)
Crella (Pytheas) sigmata Topsent, 1925 (basis of record)
Delectona ciconiae Bavestrello, Calcinai & Sarà, 1996 (additional source)
Dendroxea adumbrata Corriero, Scalera-Liaci & Pronzato, 1996 (additional source)
Dendroxea lenis (Topsent, 1892) (additional source)
Dercitus (Stoeba) dissimilis (Sarà, 1959) (additional source)
Dercitus (Stoeba) plicatus (Schmidt, 1868) (additional source)
Dictyonella incisa (Schmidt, 1880) (additional source)
Dictyonella marsilii (Topsent, 1893) (additional source)
Didiscus stylifer Tsurnamal, 1969 (additional source)
Diplastrella bistellata (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Dotona pulchella mediterranea Rosell & Uriz, 2002 (additional source)
Dysidea avara (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Dysidea fragilis (Montagu, 1814) (additional source)
Dysidea incrustans (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Erylus discophorus (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Eurypon denisae Vacelet, 1969 (additional source)
Eurypon topsenti Pulitzer-Finali, 1983 accepted as Eurypon pulitzeri Cavalcanti, Santos & Pinheiro, 2018 (additional source)
Eurypon vescicularis Sarà & Siribelli, 1960 (additional source)
Eurypon viride (Topsent, 1889) (misapplication)
Fasciospongia cavernosa (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Geodia anceps (Vosmaer, 1894) (additional source)
Geodia conchilega Schmidt, 1862 (additional source)
Geodia cydonium (Linnaeus, 1767) (additional source)
Halichondria semitubulosa (Lamarck, 1814) represented as Halichondria (Halichondria) semitubulosa (Lamarck, 1814) (additional source)
Haliclona (Gellius) dubia (Babic, 1922) (additional source)
Haliclona (Gellius) flagellifera (Ridley & Dendy, 1886) accepted as Haliclona (Flagellia) flagellifera (Ridley & Dendy, 1886) (misapplication)
Haliclona (Halichoclona) fulva (Topsent, 1893) (additional source)
Haliclona (Reniera) cratera (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Haliclona (Rhizoniera) sarai (Pulitzer-Finali, 1969) (additional source)
Haliclona (Soestella) mucosa (Griessinger, 1971) (additional source)
Hemimycale columella (Bowerbank, 1874) (additional source)
Holoxea furtiva Topsent, 1892 (additional source)
Hymedesmia (Hymedesmia) peachii Bowerbank, 1882 (additional source)
Hymedesmia (Hymedesmia) versicolor (Topsent, 1893) (additional source)
Hymeniacidon perlevis (Montagu, 1814) (additional source)
Ircinia dendroides (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Ircinia variabilis (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Jaspis johnstonii (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Lissodendoryx (Anomodoryx) cavernosa (Topsent, 1892) (additional source)
Mycale (Aegogropila) tunicata (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Mycale (Mycale) lingua (Bowerbank, 1866) (additional source)
Mycale (Mycale) massa (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Myrmekioderma spelaeum (Pulitzer-Finali, 1983) (additional source)
Oscarella lobularis (Schmidt, 1862) (additional source)
Pachastrella monilifera Schmidt, 1868 (additional source)
Paratimea oxeata Pulitzer-Finali, 1978 (additional source)
Penares euastrum (Schmidt, 1868) (additional source)
Penares helleri (Schmidt, 1864) (additional source)
Petrosia (Petrosia) ficiformis (Poiret, 1789) (additional source)
Phorbas fibulatus (Topsent, 1893) (additional source)
Phorbas fictitius (Bowerbank, 1866) (additional source)
Phorbas tenacior (Topsent, 1925) (additional source)
Phorbas topsenti Vacelet & Pérez, 2008 (additional source)
Pione vastifica (Hancock, 1849) (additional source)
Plakina monolopha Schulze, 1880 (additional source)
Plakina reducta (Pulitzer-Finali, 1983) (additional source)
Plakortis simplex Schulze, 1880 (additional source)
Pleraplysilla spinifera (Schulze, 1879) (additional source)
Adriatic Sea for Aaptos aaptos (Schmidt, 1864) 
Adriatic Sea for Acanthella acuta Schmidt, 1862 
Adriatic Sea for Agelas oroides (Schmidt, 1864) 
Adriatic Sea for Axinella cannabina (Esper, 1794) 
Adriatic Sea for Axinella cannabina (Esper, 1794) 
Adriatic Sea for Axinella damicornis (Esper, 1794) 
Adriatic Sea for Axinella polypoides Schmidt, 1862 
Adriatic Sea for Bubaris vermiculata (Bowerbank, 1866) 
Adriatic Sea for Cacospongia mollior Schmidt, 1862 
Adriatic Sea for Chondrilla nucula Schmidt, 1862 
Adriatic Sea for Chondrosia reniformis Nardo, 1847 
Adriatic Sea for Clathrina clathrus (Schmidt, 1864) 
Adriatic Sea for Clathrina coriacea (Montagu, 1814) 
Adriatic Sea for Cliona celata Grant, 1826 
Adriatic Sea for Cliona copiosa Sarà, 1959 
Adriatic Sea for Cliona nigricans (Schmidt, 1862) 
Adriatic Sea for Cliona rhodensis Rützler & Bromley, 1981 
Adriatic Sea for Cliona schmidtii (Ridley, 1881) 
Adriatic Sea for Cliona tremitensis Sarà, 1961 
Adriatic Sea for Corticium candelabrum Schmidt, 1862 
Adriatic Sea for Crambe crambe (Schmidt, 1862) 
Adriatic Sea for Crella (Pytheas) sigmata Topsent, 1925 
Adriatic Sea for Dercitus (Stoeba) dissimilis (Sarà, 1959) 
Adriatic Sea for Dercitus (Stoeba) plicatus (Schmidt, 1868) 
Adriatic Sea for Dictyonella incisa (Schmidt, 1880) 
Adriatic Sea for Didiscus stylifer Tsurnamal, 1969 
Adriatic Sea for Diplastrella bistellata (Schmidt, 1862) 
Adriatic Sea for Dysidea avara (Schmidt, 1862) 
Adriatic Sea for Erylus discophorus (Schmidt, 1862) 
Adriatic Sea for Geodia anceps (Vosmaer, 1894) 
Adriatic Sea for Geodia conchilega Schmidt, 1862 
Adriatic Sea for Geodia cydonium (Linnaeus, 1767) 
Adriatic Sea for Geodia cydonium (Linnaeus, 1767) 
Adriatic Sea for Haliclona (Reniera) cratera (Schmidt, 1862) 
Adriatic Sea for Hymedesmia (Hymedesmia) versicolor (Topsent, 1893) 
Adriatic Sea for Hymeniacidon perlevis (Montagu, 1814) 
Adriatic Sea for Ircinia variabilis (Schmidt, 1862) 
Adriatic Sea for Jaspis johnstonii (Schmidt, 1862) 
Adriatic Sea for Lissodendoryx (Anomodoryx) cavernosa (Topsent, 1892) 
Adriatic Sea for Mycale (Aegogropila) tunicata (Schmidt, 1862) 
Adriatic Sea for Mycale (Mycale) lingua (Bowerbank, 1866) 
Adriatic Sea for Myrmekioderma spelaeum (Pulitzer-Finali, 1983) 
Adriatic Sea for Oscarella lobularis (Schmidt, 1862) 
Adriatic Sea for Penares euastrum (Schmidt, 1868) 
Adriatic Sea for Penares helleri (Schmidt, 1864) 
Adriatic Sea for Petrosia (Petrosia) ficiformis (Poiret, 1789) 
Adriatic Sea for Phorbas fictitius (Bowerbank, 1866) 
Adriatic Sea for Phorbas tenacior (Topsent, 1925) 
Adriatic Sea for Phorbas topsenti Vacelet & Pérez, 2008 
Adriatic Sea for Plakina monolopha Schulze, 1880 
Adriatic Sea for Plakortis simplex Schulze, 1880 
Adriatic Sea for Pseudosuberites sulphureus (Bowerbank, 1866) 
Adriatic Sea for Raspaciona aculeata (Johnston, 1842) 
Adriatic Sea for Sarcotragus spinosulus Schmidt, 1862 
Adriatic Sea for Scalarispongia scalaris (Schmidt, 1862) 
Adriatic Sea for Spirastrella cunctatrix Schmidt, 1868 
Adriatic Sea for Spiroxya sarai (Melone, 1965) 
Adriatic Sea for Spongia (Spongia) officinalis Linnaeus, 1759 
Adriatic Sea for Spongia (Spongia) virgultosa (Schmidt, 1868) 
Adriatic Sea for Spongosorites intricatus (Topsent, 1892) 
Adriatic Sea for Stelletta grubii Schmidt, 1862 
Adriatic Sea for Stelletta simplicissima (Schmidt, 1868) 
Adriatic Sea for Suberites carnosus (Johnston, 1842) 
Adriatic Sea for Tedania (Tedania) anhelans (Vio in Olivi, 1792) 
Adriatic Sea for Terpios gelatinosa (Bowerbank, 1866) 
Adriatic Sea for Tethya aurantium (Pallas, 1766) 
Adriatic Sea for Tethya citrina Sarà & Melone, 1965 
Adriatic Sea for Timea stellata (Bowerbank, 1866) 
Ionian Sea for Aaptos aaptos (Schmidt, 1864) 
Ionian Sea for Aaptos aaptos (Schmidt, 1864) 
Ionian Sea for Acanthella acuta Schmidt, 1862 
Ionian Sea for Acanthella acuta Schmidt, 1862 
Ionian Sea for Acarnus tortilis Topsent, 1892 
Ionian Sea for Agelas oroides (Schmidt, 1864) 
Ionian Sea for Agelas oroides (Schmidt, 1864) 
Ionian Sea for Alectona millari Carter, 1879 
Ionian Sea for Alectona millari Carter, 1879 
Ionian Sea for Antho (Antho) involvens (Schmidt, 1864) 
Ionian Sea for Aplysilla rosea (Barrois, 1876) 
Ionian Sea for Aplysina aerophoba (Nardo, 1833) 
Ionian Sea for Aplysina aerophoba (Nardo, 1833) 
Ionian Sea for Aplysina cavernicola (Vacelet, 1959) 
Ionian Sea for Aplysina cavernicola (Vacelet, 1959) 
Ionian Sea for Axinella cannabina (Esper, 1794) 
Ionian Sea for Axinella cannabina (Esper, 1794) 
Ionian Sea for Axinella damicornis (Esper, 1794) 
Ionian Sea for Axinella damicornis (Esper, 1794) 
Ionian Sea for Axinella damicornis (Esper, 1794) 
Ionian Sea for Axinella polypoides Schmidt, 1862 
Ionian Sea for Axinella polypoides Schmidt, 1862 
Ionian Sea for Axinella polypoides Schmidt, 1862 
Ionian Sea for Axinella polypoides Schmidt, 1862 
Ionian Sea for Axinella rugosa (Bowerbank, 1866) 
Ionian Sea for Axinella rugosa (Bowerbank, 1866) 
Ionian Sea for Axinella verrucosa (Esper, 1794) 
Ionian Sea for Axinella verrucosa (Esper, 1794) 
Ionian Sea for Axinella verrucosa (Esper, 1794) 
Ionian Sea for Axinyssa aurantiaca (Schmidt, 1864) 
Ionian Sea for Axinyssa aurantiaca (Schmidt, 1864) 
Ionian Sea for Batzella inops (Topsent, 1891) 


Website and databases developed and hosted by VLIZ · Page generated 2019-08-26 · contact: Rob van Soest