Tetrapocillon (Demospongiae: Poecilosclerida: Guitarridae) in Australia, with the description of a new speciesWA Museum Records and Supplements | Updated 1 years agoABSTRACT – Tetrapocillon patbergquistae sp. nov. is described from Australia. The new species forms thick encrustations to low mounds, it has a soft and fragile texture, and is distinguished from other species of the genus by the presence of two different size classes of tetrapocilli and by small spiny isochelae. Two species, T. novaezealandiae Brøndsted and T. minor Pulitzer-Finali are reported from Australia for the first time, and are redescribed with reference to type and new material. A neotype is designated for T. novaezealandiae. The only other presently recognized extant species worldwide, T. kurushimensis Tanita and T. atlanticus Van Soest are discussed in relation to the Australian species. KEYWORDS: taxonomy, systematics, sponges, Porifera. Author(s) J. Fromont, B. Alvarez, O. Gomez and E. Roberts Volume Records 26 : Part 1 Article Published 2010 Page Number 70 DOI 10.18195/issn.0312-3162.26(1).2010.070-086 Tetrapocillon (Demospongiae: Poecilosclerida: Guitarridae) in Australia, with the description of a new species Download 7.48 MB To request an accessible version of this pdf please email email@example.com View the discussion thread.