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First record of Ciocalypta Bowerbank, 1862 (Demospongiae, Suberitida, Halichondriidae) in the Eastern Pacific, with description of a new species from Peru
Arroyo, Y.; Hajdu, E.; Willenz, P.; Cóndor-Luján, B. (2020). First record of Ciocalypta Bowerbank, 1862 (Demospongiae, Suberitida, Halichondriidae) in the Eastern Pacific, with description of a new species from Peru. Zootaxa 4853(3): 429-441. https://hdl.handle.net/10.11646/zootaxa.4853.3.6
In: Zootaxa. Magnolia Press: Auckland. ISSN 1175-5326; e-ISSN 1175-5334
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Keywords
    Porifera [WoRMS]
    Marine/Coastal
Author keywords
    benthos; biodiversity; fistule; Porifera; San Fernando National Reserve; sponges

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  • Arroyo, Y.
  • Hajdu, E.
  • Willenz, P.
  • Cóndor-Luján, B.

Abstract
    Ciocalypta includes species with finger-shaped fistules emerging from a basal mass and skeleton composed by a central axis and secondary tracts supporting the ectosome. Although worldwide distributed, no species of this genus has been reported from the Eastern Pacific. In this study, a new Ciocalypta is described from shallow waters of the southern coast of Peru. Ciocalypta magnastyla sp. nov. is greenish white, possesses the typical fistules with oscula located at their tips, and it is characterized by the presence of large styles (370–1000/5.0–32.5 µm) in combination with oxeas of intermediate size (160–500/5.0–12.5 µm). This new species constitutes the first record of the genus for the Peruvian coast as well as for the entire Eastern Pacific.

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