Scyphidium variospinosum sp. nov.: A distribution in New Zealand waters, location of both holotype NIWA 126279 and paratype NIWA 126274 on Wairarapa Slope B holotype NIWA 126279 in situ (green laser spots are 6.24 cm apart) C holotype, deck image, torn open on the left side. Note the distinct pentactin veil around body D holotype, superior end, deck image, where torn wall is obvious, and osculum is partly intact on the upper left side. Scale bar unavailable E paratype, NIWA 126274 (deck images by PJS) F close view of the prostal pentactins forming the veil of the holotype G Closer view of the thorns on the prostal pentactin tangential rays H dermal surface of preserved holotype with partly damaged lattice of dermalia I atrial surface of the preserved holotype with no lattice evident. Image B captured by ROV Team GEOMAR, ROV Kiel 6000 onboard RV Sonne (voyage SO254), courtesy of Project PoribacNewZ, GEOMAR, and ICBM.

  Part of: Reiswig HM, Dohrmann M, Kelly M, Mills S, Schupp PJ, W├Ârheide G (2021) Rossellid glass sponges (Porifera, Hexactinellida) from New Zealand waters, with description of one new genus and six new species. ZooKeys 1060: 33-84.