[ report an error in this record ]basket (0): add | show Print this page

Morphotypes of Spongia officinalis (Demospongiae, Dictyoceratida) in two Mediterranean populations
Pronzato, R.; Dorcier, M.; Sidri, M.; Manconi, R. (2003). Morphotypes of Spongia officinalis (Demospongiae, Dictyoceratida) in two Mediterranean populations. Ital. J. Zoolog. 70(4): 327-332. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/11250000309356538
In: Italian Journal of Zoology. Taylor & Francis/Mucchi Editore: Modena. ISSN 1125-0003; e-ISSN 1748-5851, more
Peer reviewed article  

Available in  Authors | Dataset 

    Spongia (Spongia) officinalis Linnaeus, 1759 [WoRMS]
Author keywords
    Bath sponges, External morphology, Skeletal architecture, Geographical varieties, Taxonomy, Mediterranean Sea

Authors  Top | Dataset 
  • Pronzato, R.
  • Dorcier, M.
  • Sidri, M.
  • Manconi, R., more

    Morphological differences of Spongia officinalis were evaluated at the intra‐ and inter‐population level both in time and space. Body shape analysis in a population from Portofino (W. Mediterranean) revealed that no significant morphological differences occurred at the two depth levels, whereas body size fluctuations, remodelling of the aquiferous system and fragmentation processes were common phenomena during a long‐term study. The morphological comparison in two populations from Crete (E. Mediterranean) and Portofino revealed a divergence in macro‐morphological traits, whereas notable homogeneity of their diagnostic skeletal micro‐traits was observed. These data suggest that gross morphology can play a key role as a diagnostic trait in the taxonomy of Mediterranean populations.

  • Linares, Cristina; Figuerola, Laura; Gómez-Gras, Daniel; Pagès-Escolà, Marta; Olvera, Àngela, Aubach, Àlex; Amate, Roger; Figuerola, Blanca; Kersting, Diego; Ledoux, Jean-Baptiste; López-Sanz, Àngel; López-Sendino, Paula; Medrano, Alba; Garrabou, Joaquim; (2020); CorMedNet- Distribution and demographic data of habitat-forming invertebrate species from Mediterranean coralligenous assemblages between 1882 and 2019, more

All data in the Integrated Marine Information System (IMIS) is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy Top | Authors | Dataset