poriferan


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poriferan

any invertebrate of the phylum Porifera, which comprises the sponges
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However, it is demonstrated that biological stressors, specifically poriferan abundance in close proximity (one-meter radius of coral head), have a negative effect on coral health.
4A), had higher proportions of poriferan sponges and larger average individual weight of brachyuran crabs (Fig.
The early branching position for the poriferan clade has previously identified the phylum as the ancestral progenitor for subsequent diversity in the [alpha]-CA family (Jackson, 2007).
However, both species showed less protein than the poriferan Negombata magnifica (~47% dw protein) studied by Hadas et al.
Poriferan larvae are considered to be even more simply constructed than planulae in that they lack neurons.
The Cladorhizidae, on the other hand, are deep-sea demosponges that are effectively carnivorous and lack flagellated chambers, which are otherwise a key poriferan character (Vacelet and Boury-Esnault, 1995).
Many groups of marine invertebrates (e.g., annelids, bryozoans, cnidarians, crustaceans, mollusks, polychaetes, poriferans etc.) are recognized as epizoans on a wide variety of other mobile and sessile invertebrates, mainly crustaceans, xiphosurans and mollusks (see Mori & Manconi, 1990; Gili, Abello, & Villanueva, 1993; Key, Jeffries, Voris, & Yang, 1996; Villegas, Stotz, & Laudien, 2005; Fernandez-Leborans, 2010; Farrapeira & Calado, 2010; Lima, Queiroz, Bravo de Laguna, & Mioso, 2014; Lima, Queiroz, Oliveira, Christoffersen, & Guimaraes, 2016; Machado et al., 2013; Romero et al., 2013).
(2014) analyzes the updated list of species reported for Easter and Salas y Gomez islands and shows high levels of endemism for the majority of the taxonomic groups, with mollusks and poriferans exhibiting the highest levels overall (33%-34%).