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Documentation of three sponge species belong to the family of Petrosiidae

Qaralleh, Haitham and Syed Osman Idid, Syed Zahir Idid and Saad, Shahbudin and Darnis, Deny Susanti and Ezzat Mustafa, Basma (2011) Documentation of three sponge species belong to the family of Petrosiidae. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 5 (12). pp. 1047-1053. ISSN 1991-8178

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Taxonomic identification of organisms is the first and the most critical step in any research involving organisms. Four marine sponges collected from two different sites were identified based on their morphology, skeleton, and spicules characteristics. The description of each species was compared with the source description of sponges to identify the species. One of the sponge species investigated was identified as Neopetrosia exigua and two species were found to be Xestospongia testudinaria. Final identification of the species was assigned by experts. This simple identification may be useful to non-specialists as it is based on external or internal morphological characteristics.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5641/13842
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sponge identification; Neopetrosia exigua, Xestospongia testudinaria
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Biomedical Science (Effective:1st July 2011)
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Kulliyyah of Science > Institute of Oceanography and Maritime Studies
Depositing User: Dr Deny Susanti Darnis
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2011 11:37
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2011 11:37
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/13842

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