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Show simple item record Samaai, T Pillay, Ruwendren Janson, L 2019-08-26T07:25:15Z 2019-08-26T07:25:15Z 2019-04
dc.identifier.citation Samaai, T., Pillay, R. & Janson, L. 2019. Shallow-water Demospongiae (Porifera) from Sodwana Bay, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa. Zootaxa, vol 4587(1), pp. 1-85 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1175-5326
dc.identifier.issn 1175-5334
dc.description Copyright: 2019 Magnolia Press. Due to copyright restrictions, the attached PDF file contains the abstract version of the full-text item. For access to the full-text item, please consult the publisher's website. The definitive version of the work is published in Zootaxa, vol 4587(1), pp. 1-85. en_US
dc.description.abstract 33 species of shallow-water Demospongiae (Phylum Porifera) are described from Sodwana Bay, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, on the east coast of South Africa. Of the 33 species collected, 18 are redescribed from fresh material and 15 are new to science. Orders Clionaida, Poecilosclerida, Axinellida, Haplosclerida and Dictyoceratida are well represented in the collection with 4 to 6 species each, with the first three groups appearing to have the greatest diversity on the east coast of South Africa. The east coast of South Africa appears to have a high abundance of poecilosclerid and dictyoceratid sponges. The results of this study underscore the importance of poecilosclerid and dictyoceratid sponge fauna of the east coast of South Africa, in terms of the potential for the continued discovery of new species. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Magnolia Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;22605
dc.subject Shallow-water Demospongia en_US
dc.subject Wetlands en_US
dc.subject Zoology en_US
dc.title Shallow-water Demospongiae (Porifera) from Sodwana Bay, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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