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Docosaccus maculatus

Author: Kahn, Geller, Reiswig, Smith, 2013

Description

Shape: Flat.

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.



References

Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

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/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Docosaccus%20maculatus. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2017-12-17.
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