A new sponge species, Cladocroce burapha n. sp. (Chalinidae, Haplosclerida, Porifera), is described from Chonburi province, eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand, Thailand. The new species can be separated from other Cladocroce species by a combination of characters, including growth form, form and size of the spicules, and habitat. This is the first record of the genus Cladocroce from Thailand.

Porifera, Haplosclerida, Chalinidae, Cladocroce, Gulf of Thailand, new species
Beaufortia

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Naturalis journals & series

Putchakarn, Sumaitt, de Weerdt, W. H., Soncheang, Pichai, & van Soest, R. W. M. (2004). A new species oc Cladocroce Topsent, 1892 (Porifera, Haplosclerida) from the Gulf of Thailand. Beaufortia, 54(9), 113–116.