Affinities of the family Sollasellidae (Porifera, Demospongiae). II. Molecular evidence

Erpenbeck, Dirk, Hooper, John N. A., List-Armitage, Sue E., Degnan, Bernard M., Wörheide, Gert and van Soest, Rob W. M. (2007) Affinities of the family Sollasellidae (Porifera, Demospongiae). II. Molecular evidence. Contributions to Zoology, 76 2: 95-102.

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Author Erpenbeck, Dirk
Hooper, John N. A.
List-Armitage, Sue E.
Degnan, Bernard M.
Wörheide, Gert
van Soest, Rob W. M.
Title Affinities of the family Sollasellidae (Porifera, Demospongiae). II. Molecular evidence
Journal name Contributions to Zoology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1383-4517
Publication date 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 76
Issue 2
Start page 95
End page 102
Total pages 8
Editor R. Vonk
Place of publication Leiden, Netherlands
Publisher Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject C1
270504 Invertebrate Biology
770302 Living resources (incl. impacts of fishing on non-target species)
0608 Zoology
Formatted abstract
This is the second part of a revision and re-classification of the demosponge family Sollasellidae, and an example of a successful use of combined morphological and molecular data. Sollasella had been a poorly known, long forgotten taxon, placed incertae sedis in the order Hadromerida in the last major revision of the demosponges. It has recently been suggested to belong to Raspailiidae in the order Poecilosclerida due to striking morphological similarities. The present analysis verified this re-classification using molecular markers. Comparing 28S rDNA fragments of Sollasella cervicornis, a newly described species S. moretonensis and a representative set of raspailiid and hadromerid samples. In our analyses Sollasella clearly clusters inside the Raspailiidae clade, and distantly from hadromerid taxa. Supporting morphological hypothesis of Van Soest et al. (2006), that Sollasella is a raspailiid sponge.
Keyword Zoology
28S rDNA
Molecular systematics
Sponges porifera
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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