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Pérez, T. ; Díaz, M.-C.; Ruiz, C.; Cóndor-Luján, B.; Klautau, M.; Hajdu, E.; Lôbo-Hajdu, G.; Zea, S.; Pomponi, S.A.; Thacker, R.W.; Carteron, S.; Tollu, G.; Pouget-Cuvelier, A.; Thélamon, P.; Marechal, J.-P.; Thomas, O.P.; Ereskovsky, A.E.; Vacelet, J.; Boury-Esnault, N. (2017). How a collaborative integrated taxonomic effort has trained new spongiologists and improved knowledge of Martinique Island (French Antilles, eastern Caribbean Sea) marine biodiversity. PLoS ONE. 12(3): e0173859.
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Pérez, T. ; Díaz, M.-C.; Ruiz, C.; Cóndor-Luján, B.; Klautau, M.; Hajdu, E.; Lôbo-Hajdu, G.; Zea, S.; Pomponi, S.A.; Thacker, R.W.; Carteron, S.; Tollu, G.; Pouget-Cuvelier, A.; Thélamon, P.; Marechal, J.-P.; Thomas, O.P.; Ereskovsky, A.E.; Vacelet, J.; Boury-Esnault, N.
2017
How a collaborative integrated taxonomic effort has trained new spongiologists and improved knowledge of Martinique Island (French Antilles, eastern Caribbean Sea) marine biodiversity.
PLoS ONE
12(3): e0173859
Publication
Although sponges are important components of benthic ecosystems of the Caribbean Sea, their diversity remained poorly investigated in the Lesser Antilles. By organizing a training course in Martinique, we wanted both to promote taxonomy and to provide a first inventory of the sponge diversity on this island. The course was like a naturalist expedition, with a field laboratory and a classroom nearby. Early-career scientists and environmental managers were trained in sponge taxonomy. We gathered unpublished data and conducted an inventory at 13 coastal sites. We explored only shallow water habitats (0±30 m), such as mangroves, reefs or rocky bottoms and underwater caves. According to this study, the sponge fauna of Martinique is currently represented by a minimum of 191 species, 134 of which we could assign species names. One third of the remaining non-identified sponge species we consider to be new to science. Martinique appears very remarkable because of its littoral marine fauna harboring sponge aggregations with high biomass and species diversity dominating over coral species. In mangroves, sponges cover about 10% of the surface of subtidal roots. Several submarine caves are true reservoirs of hidden and insufficiently described sponge diversity. Thanks to this new collaborative effort, the Eastern Caribbean has gained a significant increase of knowledge, with sponge diversity of this area potentially representing 40% of the total in the Caribbean Sea. We thus demonstrated the importance of developing exploratory and educational research in areas historically devoid of biodiversity inventories and systematics studies. Finally, we believe in the necessity to consider not only the number of species but their distribution in space to evaluate their putative contribution to ecosystem services and our willingness to preserve them
Caribbean region
Systematics, Taxonomy
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAaptos pernucleata (Carter, 1870) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgelas cerebrum Assmann, van Soest & Köck, 2001 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgelas citrina Gotera & Alcolado, 1987 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgelas clathrodes (Schmidt, 1870) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgelas conifera (Schmidt, 1870) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgelas dispar Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgelas sventres Lehnert & van Soest, 1996 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgelas tubulata Lehnert & van Soest, 1996 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAiolochroia crassa (Hyatt, 1875) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphimedon caribica (Pulitzer-Finali, 1986) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphimedon complanata (Duchassaing, 1850) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphimedon compressa Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphimedon erina (de Laubenfels, 1936) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysina archeri (Higgin, 1875) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysina cauliformis (Carter, 1882) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysina fistularis (Pallas, 1766) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysina fulva (Pallas, 1766) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysina lacunosa (Lamarck, 1814) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArthuria hirsuta (Klautau & Valentine, 2003) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArturia hirsuta (Klautau & Valentine, 2003) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAxinella corrugata (George & Wilson, 1919) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiemna caribea Pulitzer-Finali, 1986 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallyspongia fallax Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallyspongia (Callyspongia) fallax Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallyspongia pallida Hechtel, 1965 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallyspongia (Callyspongia) pallida Hechtel, 1965 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallyspongia plicifera (Lamarck, 1814) represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallyspongia (Cladochalina) plicifera (Lamarck, 1814) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallyspongia vaginalis (Lamarck, 1814) represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallyspongia (Cladochalina) vaginalis (Lamarck, 1814) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCalyx podatypa (de Laubenfels, 1934) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChalinula molitba (de Laubenfels, 1949) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChelonaplysilla betinensis Zea & van Soest, 1986 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChelonaplysilla erecta (Row, 1911) (misapplication)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChondrilla caribensis f. caribensis Rützler, Duran & Piantoni, 2007 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChondrosia collectrix (Schmidt, 1870) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCinachyrella kuekenthali (Uliczka, 1929) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClathria curacaoensis Arndt, 1927 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClathria (Thalysias) curacaoensis Arndt, 1927 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClathria venosa (Alcolado, 1984) represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClathria (Thalysias) venosa (Alcolado, 1984) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClathrina aurea Solé-Cava, Klautau, Boury-Esnault, Borojevic & Thorpe, 1991 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCliona aprica Pang, 1973 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCliona delitrix Pang, 1973 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCliona laticavicola Pang, 1973 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCliona tenuis Zea & Weil, 2003 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCliona varians (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCorticium diamantense Ereskovsky, Lavrov & Willenz, 2014 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDarwinella rosacea Hechtel, 1965 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDesmapsamma anchorata (Carter, 1882) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDictyonella arenosa (Rützler, 1981) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDictyonella funicularis (Rützler, 1981) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDidiscus oxeata Hechtel, 1983 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDidiscus oxeatus Hechtel, 1983 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiplastrella megastellata Hechtel, 1965 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDragmacidon reticulatum (Ridley & Dendy, 1886) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDysidea etheria Laubenfels, 1936 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEctyoplasia ferox (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorErylus formosus Sollas, 1886 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGeodia neptuni (Sollas, 1886) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalichondria magniconulosa Hechtel, 1965 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalichondria (Halichondria) magniconulosa Hechtel, 1965 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalichondria melanadocia Laubenfels, 1936 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalichondria (Halichondria) melanadocia Laubenfels, 1936 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona caerulea (Hechtel, 1965) represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona (Soestella) caerulea (Hechtel, 1965) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona curacaoensis (van Soest, 1980) represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona (Rhizoniera) curacaoensis (van Soest, 1980) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona implexiformis (Hechtel, 1965) represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona (Reniera) implexiformis (Hechtel, 1965) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona manglaris Alcolado, 1984 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona (Reniera) manglaris Alcolado, 1984 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona piscaderaensis (van Soest, 1980) represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona (Soestella) piscaderaensis (van Soest, 1980) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona smithae de Weerdt, 2000 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona (Soestella) smithae de Weerdt, 2000 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona tubifera (George & Wilson, 1919) represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona (Reniera) tubifera (George & Wilson, 1919) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona vansoesti de Weerdt, de Kluijver & Gomez, 1999 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona (Halichoclona) vansoesti de Weerdt, de Kluijver & Gomez, 1999 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona vermeuleni de Weerdt, 2000 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona (Soestella) vermeuleni de Weerdt, 2000 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalisarca caerulea Vacelet & Donadey, 1987 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHyrtios cavernosus sensu Wiedenmayer, 1977 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHyattella cavernosa (Pallas, 1766) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHyrtios proteus Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIotrochota birotulata (Higgin, 1877) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIrcinia campana (Lamarck, 1814) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIrcinia felix (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIrcinia strobilina (Lamarck, 1816) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLissodendoryx spinulosa Rützler, Piantoni & Díaz, 2007 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLissodendoryx (Lissodendoryx) spinulosa Rützler, Piantoni & Díaz, 2007 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonanchora arbuscula (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMycale americana van Soest, 1984 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMycale (Aegogropila) americana van Soest, 1984 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMycale angulosa (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMycale (Zygomycale) angulosa (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMycale carmigropila Hajdu & Rützler, 1998 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMycale (Aegogropila) carmigropila Hajdu & Rützler, 1998 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMycale citrina Hajdu & Rützler, 1998 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMycale (Aegogropila) citrina Hajdu & Rützler, 1998 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMycale laevis (Carter, 1882) represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMycale (Mycale) laevis (Carter, 1882) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMycale laxissima (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMycale (Arenochalina) laxissima (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMycale magnirhaphidifera van Soest, 1984 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMycale (Carmia) magnirhaphidifera van Soest, 1984 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMycale microsigmatosa Arndt, 1927 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMycale (Carmia) microsigmatosa Arndt, 1927 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyrmekioderma gyroderma (Alcolado, 1984) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeofibularia nolitangere (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeopetrosia carbonaria (Lamarck, 1814) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeopetrosia proxima (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNiphates alba van Soest, 1980 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNiphates caycedoi (Zea & van Soest, 1986) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNiphates digitalis (Lamarck, 1814) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNiphates erecta Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOceanapia nodosa (George & Wilson, 1919) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOceanapia peltata (Schmidt, 1870) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPachataxa lutea Pulitzer-Finali, 1986 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDercitus (Halinastra) luteus (Pulitzer-Finali, 1986) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPetrosia pellasarca (de Laubenfels, 1934) represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPetrosia (Petrosia) pellasarca (de Laubenfels, 1934) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhorbas amaranthus Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlacospongia intermedia Sollas, 1888 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlakortis angulospiculatus (Carter, 1879) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolymastia tenax Pulitzer-Finali, 1986 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProsuberites laughlini (Díaz, Alvarez & van Soest, 1987) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPtilocaulis walpersii (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScopalina ruetzleri (Wiedenmayer, 1977) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSiphonodictyon brevitubulatum Pang, 1973 (additional source)
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAaptos pernucleata (Carter, 1870) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgelas cerebrum Assmann, van Soest & Köck, 2001 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgelas citrina Gotera & Alcolado, 1987 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgelas clathrodes (Schmidt, 1870) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgelas conifera (Schmidt, 1870) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgelas dispar Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgelas sventres Lehnert & van Soest, 1996 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgelas tubulata Lehnert & van Soest, 1996 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAiolochroia crassa (Hyatt, 1875) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphimedon caribica (Pulitzer-Finali, 1986) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphimedon complanata (Duchassaing, 1850) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphimedon compressa Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphimedon compressa Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphimedon erina (de Laubenfels, 1936) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphimedon erina (de Laubenfels, 1936) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysina archeri (Higgin, 1875) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysina cauliformis (Carter, 1882) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysina fistularis (Pallas, 1766) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysina fulva (Pallas, 1766) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysina lacunosa (Lamarck, 1814) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArthuria hirsuta (Klautau & Valentine, 2003) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAxinella corrugata (George & Wilson, 1919) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiemna caribea Pulitzer-Finali, 1986 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiemna caribea Pulitzer-Finali, 1986 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallyspongia fallax Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallyspongia pallida Hechtel, 1965 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallyspongia plicifera (Lamarck, 1814) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallyspongia plicifera (Lamarck, 1814) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallyspongia vaginalis (Lamarck, 1814) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCalyx podatypa (de Laubenfels, 1934) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChalinula molitba (de Laubenfels, 1949) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChalinula molitba (de Laubenfels, 1949) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChalinula molitba (de Laubenfels, 1949) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChelonaplysilla betinensis Zea & van Soest, 1986 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChelonaplysilla erecta (Row, 1911)  (inaccurate)
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChondrilla caribensis f. caribensis Rützler, Duran & Piantoni, 2007 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChondrosia collectrix (Schmidt, 1870) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClathria curacaoensis Arndt, 1927 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClathria venosa (Alcolado, 1984) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClathria venosa (Alcolado, 1984) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClathria venosa (Alcolado, 1984) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClathrina aurea Solé-Cava, Klautau, Boury-Esnault, Borojevic & Thorpe, 1991 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCliona aprica Pang, 1973 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCliona delitrix Pang, 1973 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCliona laticavicola Pang, 1973 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCliona tenuis Zea & Weil, 2003 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCliona varians (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCorticium diamantense Ereskovsky, Lavrov & Willenz, 2014 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDarwinella rosacea Hechtel, 1965 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDesmapsamma anchorata (Carter, 1882) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDesmapsamma anchorata (Carter, 1882) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDesmapsamma anchorata (Carter, 1882) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDictyonella arenosa (Rützler, 1981) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDictyonella funicularis (Rützler, 1981) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDidiscus oxeata Hechtel, 1983 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiplastrella megastellata Hechtel, 1965 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDragmacidon reticulatum (Ridley & Dendy, 1886) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDysidea etheria Laubenfels, 1936 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDysidea etheria Laubenfels, 1936 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDysidea etheria Laubenfels, 1936 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDysidea etheria Laubenfels, 1936 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEctyoplasia ferox (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorErylus formosus Sollas, 1886 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGeodia neptuni (Sollas, 1886) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalichondria magniconulosa Hechtel, 1965 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalichondria magniconulosa Hechtel, 1965 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalichondria melanadocia Laubenfels, 1936 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona caerulea (Hechtel, 1965) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona caerulea (Hechtel, 1965) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona caerulea (Hechtel, 1965) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona caerulea (Hechtel, 1965) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona curacaoensis (van Soest, 1980) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona curacaoensis (van Soest, 1980) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona curacaoensis (van Soest, 1980) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona implexiformis (Hechtel, 1965) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona implexiformis (Hechtel, 1965) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona implexiformis (Hechtel, 1965) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona manglaris Alcolado, 1984 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona manglaris Alcolado, 1984 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona manglaris Alcolado, 1984 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona piscaderaensis (van Soest, 1980) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona piscaderaensis (van Soest, 1980) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona smithae de Weerdt, 2000 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona tubifera (George & Wilson, 1919) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona tubifera (George & Wilson, 1919) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona vermeuleni de Weerdt, 2000 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona vermeuleni de Weerdt, 2000 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliclona vermeuleni de Weerdt, 2000 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalisarca caerulea Vacelet & Donadey, 1987 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHyrtios cavernosus sensu Wiedenmayer, 1977 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHyrtios proteus Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIotrochota birotulata (Higgin, 1877) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIrcinia campana (Lamarck, 1814) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIrcinia felix (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIrcinia strobilina (Lamarck, 1816) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIrcinia strobilina (Lamarck, 1816) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeucetta floridana (Haeckel, 1872) 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLissodendoryx spinulosa Rützler, Piantoni & Díaz, 2007 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerlia deficiens Vacelet, 1980 
Eastern Caribbean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonanchora arbuscula (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864)