Contributions to Zoology, 74 (3/4) (2005)Helmut Lehnert; Kim W. Conway; J. Vaughn Barrie; Manfred Krautter: Desmacella austini sp. nov. from sponge reefs off the Pacific coast of Canada

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A new species of a very thinly encrusting Desmacella (Porifera, Demospongiae, Poecilosclerida, Desmacellidae) is described from Queen Charlotte Basin and Georgia Basin, off the Canadian Pacific coast. It is compared with all known species of the genus, differing in the geometry and size of spicules, and the persistent epizoic growth.