A new species of Stelletta from the southwestern Atlantic, Stelletta hajdui sp.n. is described from the slope off Rio Grande do Sul State coast, Brazil (32°24'S, 50°15'W) (Fig.1). The material studied was dredged up at the depth of 200m by the R/V Atlântico Sul, during “Projeto Talude” run by Fundação Universidade de Rio Grande (FURG). A key to the Brazilian Stelletta sponges is provided.

Porifera, Choristida, Ancorinidae, southwestern Atlantic, taxonomy
Bulletin Zoologisch Museum

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Naturalis journals & series

Lerner, Cléa, & Mothes, Beatriz. (1999). Stelletta hajdui, a new species from the southwestern Atlantic (Porifera, Choristida, Ancorinidae). Bulletin Zoologisch Museum, 16(12), 85–88.