International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology

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- International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology (2013) Volume 1, Issue 4

A Note on Occurrence of Spongilla Lacustris (Linnaeus, 1769) and Corvospongilla (Annandale, 1911) from Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

This is the first report on occurrence of sponges from Kagazipura and Sukhuna reservoirs of Aurangabad region. Colonies were collected and identified based on colony morphology and types of spicules. Phylum Porifera is represented by two species i.e. Spongilla lacustris and Corvospongilla sp. They are both epilithic and epiphytic. More studies are must to understand the diversity and distribution of phylum Porifera in freshwater resources from other parts of Maharashtra

Author(s): Satish S. Mokashe and Ananta D. Harkal

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