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Hydrobiologia

, Volume 211, Issue 1, pp 11–18 | Cite as

The sponge Dosilia brouni (Spongillidae) in Lake Baringo, Gregory Rift, Kenya

  • Jean Vacelet
  • Jean-Jacques Tiercelin
  • Françoise Gasse
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Abstract

Living specimens of the sponge Dosilia brouni (Kirkpatrick, 1906), which had previously been found only in its type locality on the White Nile, have been discovered in Lake Baringo (Kenya). The sponge also occurs as subfossil gemmules embedded in the sediment. Its description is completed using light and scanning electron microscopy and physicochemical data on the habitat are given. The paleogeographical significance of this observation is discussed.

Key words

Spongillidae Dosilia Lake Baringo 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean Vacelet
    • 1
  • Jean-Jacques Tiercelin
    • 2
  • Françoise Gasse
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre d'Océanologie de Marseille, Station Marine d'EndoumeMarseilleFrance
  2. 2.UBO, GDR ‘Genèse et évolution des Domaines Océaniques’Brest CedexFrance
  3. 3.Faculté des SciencesOrsay CédexFrance

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