Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 15 Issue 1

Two new records of Desmospongiae from the Indian Ocean

P. A.Thomas

Two species of Demospongiae (Phyllospongia dendyi Lendenfeld and Ciocalypta polymastia (Lendenfeld) are collected from Minicoy Island and brief descriptions of these species are presented in this paper. Both these species are previously recorded from Australia and West-Central Pacific and by the re-discovery of these two species from Minicoy Island their distribution has been extended to the Indian Ocean.

Date : 31-08-1973