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Table 2 Composition and average density (individuals m−2 ± SE) of the sponges surveyed from five rhodolith beds in Bahia Magdalena

From: Sponge–rhodolith interactions in a subtropical estuarine system

Sponge species Growth form Bed 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5
Scopalina sp. E, M 21.5 ± 1.8 1.3 ± 0.8 0.3 ± 0.2 1.9 ± 0.7 2.0 ± 0.7
Halichondria panicea M 2.1 ± 0.6 1.9 ± 1.9 0.1 ± 0.0 0.8 ± 0.1 1.3 ± 0.8
Halichondria cf. semitubulosa D 20.0 ± 3.6 2.8 ± 1.0 1.9 ± 0.3 6.9 ± 1.3 2.2 ± 0.4
Mycale cf. magnirhapidifera E 2.1 ± 1.0 0.3 ± 0.0 0.1 ± 0.0 0.7 ± 0.2 0.3 ± 0.4
Mycale cecilia E, M 3.3 ± 1.0 2.4 ± 1.3 2.2 ± 0.5
Suberites aurantiaca M 0.1 ± 0.2 0.3 ± 0.2 0.3 ± 0.1
Dysidea cachui M 0.9 ± 0.3 0.1 ± 0.0 0.1 ± 0.1
Cliona euryphylla Ex 0.1 ± 0.1 0.1 ± 0.1 0.4 ± 0.0 0.1 ± 0.1 0.8 ± 0.5
Cliona californiana Ex 0.1 ± 0.2 0.1 ± 0.0 0.2 ± 0.1 1.7 ± 0.4
Haliclona sp. Cu 0.8 ± 0.4 2.3 ± 0.5 0.9 ± 0.7 1.0 ± 0.0
Haplosclerida sp. 1 M 0.7 ± 0.6 0.2 ± 0.1 0.5 ± 0.6
Haplosclerida sp. 2 M 0.2 ± 0.1
Clathrinida sp. M 0.1 ± 0.1 0.1 ± 0.0 1.1 ± 0.2 0.3 ± 0.4
  1. Growth form E encrusting, M massive, D digitate, Ex excavating, Cu cushion-shape