Title

Sponge Biodiversity of Beauchene and the Sea Lion Islands and South-East East Falkland, Falkland Islands, with a Description of Nine New Species

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2016

Publication Title

Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

Keywords

Sponge, Falkland Islands, Biogeography, Scuba diving, Taxonomy

ISSN

0025-3154

Volume

96

Issue/No.

2

First Page

263

Last Page

290

Abstract

Sponge samples were taken by scuba diving from six sites around Sea Lion Island (Sea Lion, Sea Lion Easterly and Brandy Islands), three sites south-east of East Falkland (Motley Island, Green Island and Triste Island) and six sites around Beaucheˆne Island. Nine new species are described: Iophon roseum sp. nov., Clathria (Microciona) tenebrosa sp. nov., Clathria (Microciona) cheeki sp. nov., Hymedesmia (Hymedesmia) laptikhovskyi sp. nov., Hymedesmia (Hymedesmia) croftsae sp. nov., Myxilla (Ectyomyxilla) beauchenensis sp. nov., Tedania (Tedania) livida sp. nov., Amphilectus fimbriatus sp. nov. and Isodictya cutisanserina sp nov. Additional information is provided on several species recently described from the Falkland Islands and Amphimedon marsei is newly reported. The biogeography of the sponge fauna of the southern Falkland Islands is discussed.

Comments

©Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 2014

Additional Comments

Overseas Territories Environment Programme grant #: FK501

ORCID ID

0000-0003-0934-3256

DOI

10.1017/S0025315414001775

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