Species of the sponge genus Chondrilla (Demospongiae: Chondrosida: Chondrillidae) in Australia

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ABSTRACT – A new sponge species, Cholldrilla linnaei, from Australia is described. Chondrilla australiensis Carter 1873 and C. seclInda Lendenfeld 1885 are redescribed with reference to type and new material. The synonymy of C. corlicata and C. papillata with C. australiensis is confirmed. Two species previously described from Australia, C. mixta and C. nucla are discussed, with the conclusion that C. nucla is unlikely to occur in Australia. The descriptions of the species incorporate previous molecular results. Information about symbiont relationships and the biogeographical distribution of the species is discussed.

Author(s) J. Fromont, K.L. Usher , D.C. Sutton, S. Toze and J. Kuo
Records 24 : Part 4
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