Diana UgaldeUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México | UNAM · Institute of Ocean Sciences and Limnology
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I am a Marine biologist interested in the study of marine sponges, their taxonomy, and ecology. Currently, I am doing my Ph.D. trying to understand the diversity patterns of sponges at the coral reefs of the Gulf of Mexico and the Mexican Caribbean.
With the aim of analyzing the biodiversity of coral reefs, specifically of the benthic marine fauna, this manual was prepared by a group of taxonomic experts to guide the adequate treatment and preservation of organisms associated with autonomous reef monitoring structures (ARMS) and thus for inclusion in scientific collections.
Autonomous reef monitoring structures (ARMS) have been proposed as a standardized, passive, nondestructive sampling tool. This study assessed the ability of ARMS to capture the cryptic species diversity of two coral reefs by recording species richness and taxonomic representativeness using conventional taxonomy. The capacity of ARMS, as artificial...
Until now, 127 species of marine sponges have been recorded in the southern Gulf of Mexico (SGoM). In this study, we describe the sponge fauna recorded on 16 coral reefs of the SGoM, defined as the Mexican waters of the Gulf of Mexico (GoM), during a period from 2005 to 2019. We report 80 sponge species, including 34 first geographic records for th...
The dataset contains information on specimens examined in the paper “An update on marine sponge diversity in the Southern Gulf of Mexico coral reefs” submitted in Zootaxa. This dataset contains information on 231 specimens of 80 species of the Demospongiae class, including their distribution in coral reefs in the Southern Gulf of Mexico, and their...
Marine sponges usually constitute the most diverse group of the benthic community in coral reefs. Although they are reasonably well studied at the northern Gulf of Mexico (GMx), the southern GMx is poorly known and lacks records from many major reef systems that lie off the Mexican coast. The present taxonomic study is the first sponge account from...