First report of marine sponge Chelonaplysilla delicata (Demospongiae: Darwinellidae) from the Andaman Sea/Indian Ocean with baseline information of epifauna on a mesophotic shipwreck

Rocktim Ramen Das, Titus Immanuel, Raj Kiran Lakra, Karan Baath, Ganesh Thiruchitrambalam
2022 Journal of Threatened Taxa  
During a biodiversity assessment on a wreck located in the Andaman Sea (Andaman Islands), a single specimen of sponge Chelonaplysilla delicata was recorded. Our finding confirms the species taxonomy and highlights the current observation as a first report from the Andaman Sea/Indian Ocean. The baseline information on epifaunaof the wreck is further stated in this study.
doi:10.11609/jott.7495.14.10.21961-21967 fatcat:ltxswrpzbzg7hlozqvkvtkzebq