A New Species of the Genus Biemna(Demospongiae: Poecilosclerida: Desmacellidae) from Korea

  • Jeon, Yong-Jin (Department of Biological Sciences, College of Life Sciences and Nano Technology, Hannam University) ;
  • Sim, Chung-Ja (Department of Biological Sciences, College of Life Sciences and Nano Technology, Hannam University)
  • Published : 2008.12.31

Abstract

A new species of the genus Biemna(Demospongiae: Poecilosclerida: Desmacellidae), Biemna hongdoensis n. sp. was collected from Hongdo Island, Korea by SCUBA diving in 2004. B. hongdoensis n. sp. is closely related to B. megalosigma Hentshel, 1912 in their spicules, but the styles and sigmas of new species are larger than B. megalosigma's and microxeas and raphides of new species are smaller than B. megalosigma's. Also, new species has not spheres. The stubby conulose are distributed throughout the surface of new species.

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