A new poecilosclerid sponge species Desmapsamma vervoorti spec. nov. is described from several Indonesian localities: Ambon, Jedan, Salayar, Komodo, Java, and Irian Jaya. The species was earlier reported from several Indo-Pacific localities as D. anchorata (Carter, 1882), a common Caribbean shallow water species. Comparison with Caribbean specimens makes it clear that Indo-Pacific specimens demonstrate small but consistent differences.

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Keywords Porifera, Indonesia, new species, Desmapsamma.
Journal Zoologische Verhandelingen
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van Soest, R.W.M. (1998). A new sponge Desmapsamma vervoorti spec. nov. (Poecilosclerida: Desmacididae) from Indonesia. Zoologische Verhandelingen, 323(33), 427–434.