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dc.contributor.authorGalitz, Adrian
dc.contributor.authorCook, Steve de C
dc.contributor.authorEkins, Merrick
dc.contributor.authorHooper, John NA
dc.contributor.authorNaumann, Peter T
dc.contributor.authorde Voogd, Nicole J
dc.contributor.authorAbdul Wahab, Muhammad Azmi
dc.contributor.authorWoerheide, Gert
dc.contributor.authorErpenbeck, Dirk
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-09T01:33:31Z
dc.date.available2019-06-09T01:33:31Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn2167-8359
dc.identifier.doi10.7717/peerj.5586
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/383480
dc.description.abstractCorrect identification and classification of sponges is challenging due to ambiguous or misleading morphological features. A particular case is a blue keratose sponge occasionally referred to as the “Blue Photo Sponge” among aquarists, which appears frequently (and in several cases unintended) in private aquaria. This spicule-less species, occasionally specified as Collospongia auris Bergquist, Cambie & Kernan 1990, not only displays a high phenotypic plasticity in growth form and colour, it also proliferates in aquacultures under standard conditions unlike most other sponges. Therefore, this species is regarded as a pest for most aquarists. In turn, the ease of cultivation and propagation in aquacultures qualifies this species as a model organism for a wide array of scientific applications. For these purposes, correct identification and classification are indispensable. We reconstructed ribosomal gene trees and determined this species as Lendenfeldia chondrodes (De Laubenfels, 1954) (Phyllospongiinae), distant to Collospongia auris, and corroborated by skeletal features. Additionally, the resulting phylogeny corroborated major shortcomings of the current Phyllospongiinae classification—its consequences are discussed.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherPEERJ INC
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPEERJ
dc.relation.ispartofvolume6
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiological Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode069999
dc.titleIdentification of an aquaculture poriferan "Pest with Potential" and its phylogenetic implications
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) YEAR. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorHooper, John N.
gro.griffith.authorEkins, Merrick


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