The authors would like to thank José Antonio Cuesta and Alberto Arias, from the research group RNM108 of the ICMAN-CSIC, for their help during sampling and sorting the specimens, and Marta Calleja Julià for contributing to the initial morphometric analyses as a part of her high school practical work at the CEAB. Maria García, from the SEM service at the CEAB-CSIC, kindly helped with the SEM observations of the specimens. The authors would also like to thank the two anonymous reviewers and the Editors of the journal for their insightful comments, which highly contributed to improve the quality of the manuscript. The ‘Parque Natural Bahía de Cádiz’ kindly provided sampling facilities. MAM highly acknowledges Pr. Jordi Colomer, his academic tutor at the University of Girona, for the advice and recommendations during the “Treball de Fi de Grau”.
This study was funded by the Ministrerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte (grant number CTM2013-43287-P) and the Agència de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca of the Generalitat de Catalunya through the Consolidated Research Group on Marine Benthic Ecology (grant number 2014SGR120) to Daniel Martin, and by the Consejería de Economía, Innovación, Ciencia y Empleo of the Junta de Andalucía, through the Research Group programme of the Plan Andaluz de Investigación Desarrollo e Innovación’ (grant number RNM108) to Pilar Drake.
Received: 16 November 2016
Revised and accepted: 28 March 2017
Published online: 23 October 2017
Editor: B.W. Hoeksema