Docosaccus maculatus

Author: Kahn, Geller, Reiswig, Smith, 2013


General: Compare with Bathydorus laniger. Beige-white, many visible oscula, and has a relatively sparse mass of straight basal spicules.

Geographic Information

Habitat description: Benthic.

Additional Information

Consulting taxonomist: Henry Reiswig, University of Victoria, BC.

Shape: Flat.


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National Center for Biotechnology Information

Kahn, A.S., H.A. Ruhl, and K.L. Smith Jr. (2012). Temporal changes in deep-sea sponge populations are correlated to changes in surface climate and food supply. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 70: 36-41.

Kahn, A.S., J.B. Geller, H.M. Reiswig, and K.L. Smith Jr. (2013). Bathydorus laniger and Docosaccus maculatus (Lyssacinosida; Hexactinellida): Two new species of glass sponge from the abyssal eastern North Pacific Ocean. Zootaxa, 3646(4): 386-400.

Citation: Docosaccus maculatus (Kahn, Geller, Reiswig, Smith, 2013) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-08-19.
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