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Samaai, T.; Gibbons, M.J.; Kelly, M.J.; Davies-Coleman, M. (2003). South African Latrunculiidae (Porifera: Demospongiae: Poecilosclerid): descriptions of new species of Latrunculia du Bocage, Strongylodesma Lévi, and Tsitsikamma Samaai & Kelly. Zootaxa. 371: 1-26.
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Samaai, T.; Gibbons, M.J.; Kelly, M.J.; Davies-Coleman, M.
2003
South African Latrunculiidae (Porifera: Demospongiae: Poecilosclerid): descriptions of new species of <i>Latrunculia</i> du Bocage, <i>Strongylodesma</i> Lévi, and <i>Tsitsikamma</i> Samaai & Kelly
Zootaxa
371: 1-26
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A recent major revision of the Family Latrunculiidae (Demospongiae: Poecilosclerida) recognised four valid genera; Latrunculia du Bocage, Sceptrella Schmidt, Strongylodesma Lévi, and Tsitsikamma Samaai & Kelly, from South Africa. The major diagnostic characters of the Family Latrunculiidae are the possession of discate acanthose microrhabd microscleres called acanthodiscorhabds, or more traditionally, “chessman” spicules, that form a dense palisade in the outer ectosome, a tangential layer of styles or anisostrongyle megascleres below this, and a wispy choanosomal skeleton of the same spicules. The sponge surface almost always has areolate porefields and short fistular oscules. This paper reports new Latrunculiidae from western and southeastern South Africa, including a redescription of Latrunculia biformis (Kirkpatrick). Four key characters, including microsclere ornamentation, spicule dimensions, colouration in life, and surface aquiferous features, define three new species of Latrunculia (L. lunaviridis sp. nov., L. microacanthoxea sp. nov., and L. bellae sp. nov.), two new species of Strongylodesma (S. algoaensis sp. nov. and S. tsitsikammaensis sp. nov.), and two new species of Tsitsikamma (T. pedunculata sp. nov. and T. scurra sp. nov.).
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Holotype BMNH 1996.7.3.1, geounit Agulhas Bank, identified as Latrunculia microacanthoxea Samaai & Kelly, 2003
Holotype BMNH 1996.7.3.3, geounit Agulhas Bank, identified as Strongylodesma algoaensis Samaai & Kelly, 2003
Holotype BMNH 1996.7.3.5, geounit Agulhas Bank, identified as Strongylodesma tsitsikammaensis Samaai & Kelly, 2003
Holotype BMNH 1996.7.3.6, geounit Namaqua, identified as Latrunculia lunaviridis Samaai & Kelly, 2003
Holotype BMNH 2003.1.10.1, geounit Agulhas Bank, identified as Latrunculia bellae Samaai & Kelly, 2003
Holotype BMNH 2003.1.10.2, geounit Agulhas Bank, identified as Tsitsikamma pedunculata Samaai & Kelly, 2003
Holotype BMNH 2003.1.10.3, geounit Namaqua, identified as Tsitsikamma scurra Samaai & Kelly, 2003
 Paratype

SAM H-4971: Hout Bay, near the wreck of British “The Maori”, sunk in 1909, ~2.5 nm offshore and north of Hout ... [details]

 Type specimen

a schizotype has been deposited in the South African Museum, Cape Town (SAM H-4960). [details]



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