New Record of Sponge from Narara Reef, Gulf of Kutch


  • Zoological Survey of India, Marine Biology Regional Centre, 130, Santhome High Road, Chennai- 600 028, Tamil Nadu
  • Zoological Survey of India, Marine Biology Regional Centre, 130, Santhome High Road, Chennai- 600 028, Tamil Nadu
  • Oceans Centre, National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA) Ltd, Private Bag 99940, Auckland 1149



Porifera, Haplosclerida, Chalinidae, Gujarat Coast


We report one species of sponge i.e. Haliclona (Reniera) debilis Pulitzer-Finali, 1993 collected from Narara Reef areas of Gulf of Kutch, Gujarat, as a new record to India. The details of the morphometric analysis along with previous distributional details are depicted here. This study also confirms the report of Haliclona (?Reniera) cf. cinerea (Grant, 1826) sensu Dendy (1916) from the aforementioned study area.


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Sivaleela, G., Devakumar, S., & Kelly, M. (2023). New Record of Sponge from Narara Reef, Gulf of Kutch. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 123(2S), 85–94.


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