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Table 2 Sponge species found associated to mangrove prop roots of Rhizophora mangle at Isla del Carmen, Campeche

From: Diversity of mangrove root-dwelling sponges in a tropical coastal ecosystem in the southern Gulf of Mexico region

  Study sites
Species E1 E2 E3 E4 E5 B C EG SJ
Myrmekioderma cf. rea **          x
Echinodictyum cf. dendroides *          x
Cliona celata ***   x x       
Pione lampa **   x   x x x x x x
Coelosphera (Coelosphera) fistula **       x x   
Lissodendoryx (Lissodendoryx) carolinensis **     x    x   
Lissodendoryx (Lissodendoryx) isodictyalis ***       x   x  
Lissodendoryx (Lissodendoryx) spinulosa **       x    
Mycale (Carmia) magnirhaphidifera ***     x x x   x x
Mycale (Carmia) microsigmatosa **          x
Clathria (Microciona) sp. **   x x x    x   
Tedania (Tedania) ignis **      x    x x
Suberites aurantiacus **       x    x
Terpios cf. fugax ** x x x x    x   x
Amorphinopsis atlantica ***      x     x
Spongosorites aff. siliquaria **     x x x x x x
Halichondria (Halichondria) melanadocia        x x  
Haliclona (Halichoclona) cf. magnifica **     x x x    
Haliclona (Gellius) aff. tenerrima *       x x x  
Haliclona (Reniera) implexiformis      x x   x x
Haliclona (Reniera) tubifera **       x    
Haliclona (Soestella) cf. luciensis *   x x x x x x   
Haliclona (Soestella) piscaderaensis *       x    
Dysidea variabilis ***      x x   x x
Dysidea etheria      x x   x  
Hyrtios cf. violaceus ***       x   x  
Scalarispongia aff. linteiformis *         x  
Chondrosia collectrix **       x x   x
Chondrilla caribensis f. caribensis       x    
Alpha diversity (α) 1 5 4 8 10 13 10 12 13
  1. E1 Estero Pargo 1, E2 Estero Pargo 2, E3 Estero Pargo 3, E4 Estero Pargo 4, E5 Estero Pargo 5, B Bahamita, C Cases, EG Ensenada Grande, SJ Estero San Julián. New records of species or genus to: GoM (*), SGM (**), Isla del Carmen (***). Alpha diversity for each site is included at the end of the table