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Calcinai, B.; Cerrano, C.; Bavestrello, G. (2007). Three new species and one re-description of Aka. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 87 (6): 1355-1365.
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Calcinai, B.; Cerrano, C.; Bavestrello, G.
2007
Three new species and one re-description of <i>Aka</i>.
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
87 (6): 1355-1365.
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Three new species of the boring genus Aka, A. coralliirubri, A. microterebrans and A. ruetzleri are described from the Mediterranean Sea, Celebes Sea and Caribbean Sea. The Indo-Pacific A. maldiviensis, known only for the structure of its epilithic fistules, is here described in more detail. The new species confirm that the sponges comprising the genus Aka are able to bore in biogenic substrata only, in particular coral rock, bivalve shells and the scleraxis of the precious coral Corallium. The study of the macroscopic excavation shows that three different patterns can be described: producing discrete boring chambers, large undivided cavities and interconnecting microtunnels giving rise to a spongious aspect of the substratum.
Caribbean region
Mediterranean Sea in general
Systematics, Taxonomy
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