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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 We gathered unpublished data and conducted an inventory at 13 coastal sites.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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Aaptos pernucleata (Carter, 1870) (additional source)
Agelas cerebrum Assmann, van Soest & Köck, 2001 (additional source)
Agelas citrina Gotera & Alcolado, 1987 (additional source)
Agelas clathrodes (Schmidt, 1870) (additional source)
Agelas conifera (Schmidt, 1870) (additional source)
Agelas dispar Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 (additional source)
Agelas sventres Lehnert & van Soest, 1996 (additional source)
Agelas tubulata Lehnert & van Soest, 1996 (additional source)
Aiolochroia crassa (Hyatt, 1875) (additional source)
Amphimedon caribica (Pulitzer-Finali, 1986) (additional source)
Amphimedon complanata (Duchassaing, 1850) (additional source)
Amphimedon compressa Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 (additional source)
Amphimedon erina (de Laubenfels, 1936) (additional source)
Aplysina archeri (Higgin, 1875) (additional source)
Aplysina cauliformis (Carter, 1882) (additional source)
Aplysina fistularis (Pallas, 1766) (additional source)
Aplysina fulva (Pallas, 1766) (additional source)
Aplysina lacunosa (Lamarck, 1814) (additional source)
Arthuria hirsuta (Klautau & Valentine, 2003) accepted as Arturia hirsuta (Klautau & Valentine, 2003) (additional source)
Axinella corrugata (George & Wilson, 1919) (additional source)
Biemna caribea Pulitzer-Finali, 1986 (additional source)
Callyspongia fallax Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 represented as Callyspongia (Callyspongia) fallax Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 (additional source)
Callyspongia pallida Hechtel, 1965 represented as Callyspongia (Callyspongia) pallida Hechtel, 1965 (additional source)
Callyspongia plicifera (Lamarck, 1814) represented as Callyspongia (Cladochalina) plicifera (Lamarck, 1814) (additional source)
Callyspongia vaginalis (Lamarck, 1814) represented as Callyspongia (Cladochalina) vaginalis (Lamarck, 1814) (additional source)
Calyx podatypa (Laubenfels, 1934) (additional source)
Chalinula molitba (de Laubenfels, 1949) (additional source)
Chelonaplysilla betinensis Zea & van Soest, 1986 (additional source)
Chelonaplysilla erecta (Row, 1911) (misapplication)
Chondrilla caribensis f. caribensis Rützler, Duran & Piantoni, 2007 (additional source)
Chondrosia collectrix (Schmidt, 1870) (additional source)
Cinachyrella kuekenthali (Uliczka, 1929) (additional source)
Clathria curacaoensis Arndt, 1927 represented as Clathria (Thalysias) curacaoensis Arndt, 1927 (basis of record)
Clathria venosa (Alcolado, 1984) represented as Clathria (Thalysias) venosa (Alcolado, 1984) (additional source)
Clathrina aurea Solé-Cava, Klautau, Boury-Esnault, Borojevic & Thorpe, 1991 (additional source)
Cliona aprica Pang, 1973 (additional source)
Cliona delitrix Pang, 1973 (additional source)
Cliona laticavicola Pang, 1973 (additional source)
Cliona tenuis Zea & Weil, 2003 (additional source)
Cliona varians (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) (additional source)
Corticium diamantense Ereskovsky, Lavrov & Willenz, 2014 (additional source)
Darwinella rosacea Hechtel, 1965 (additional source)
Desmapsamma anchorata (Carter, 1882) (additional source)
Dictyonella arenosa (Rützler, 1981) (additional source)
Dictyonella funicularis (Rützler, 1981) (additional source)
Didiscus oxeata Hechtel, 1983 accepted as Didiscus oxeatus Hechtel, 1983 (additional source)
Diplastrella megastellata Hechtel, 1965 (additional source)
Dragmacidon reticulatum (Ridley & Dendy, 1886) (additional source)
Dysidea etheria Laubenfels, 1936 (additional source)
Ectyoplasia ferox (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) (additional source)
Erylus formosus Sollas, 1886 (additional source)
Geodia neptuni (Sollas, 1886) (additional source)
Halichondria magniconulosa Hechtel, 1965 represented as Halichondria (Halichondria) magniconulosa Hechtel, 1965 (additional source)
Halichondria melanadocia Laubenfels, 1936 represented as Halichondria (Halichondria) melanadocia Laubenfels, 1936 (additional source)
Haliclona caerulea (Hechtel, 1965) represented as Haliclona (Soestella) caerulea (Hechtel, 1965) (additional source)
Haliclona curacaoensis (van Soest, 1980) represented as Haliclona (Rhizoniera) curacaoensis (van Soest, 1980) (additional source)
Haliclona implexiformis (Hechtel, 1965) represented as Haliclona (Reniera) implexiformis (Hechtel, 1965) (additional source)
Haliclona manglaris Alcolado, 1984 represented as Haliclona (Reniera) manglaris Alcolado, 1984 (additional source)
Haliclona piscaderaensis (van Soest, 1980) represented as Haliclona (Soestella) piscaderaensis (van Soest, 1980) (additional source)
Haliclona smithae de Weerdt, 2000 represented as Haliclona (Soestella) smithae de Weerdt, 2000 (additional source)
Haliclona tubifera (George & Wilson, 1919) represented as Haliclona (Reniera) tubifera (George & Wilson, 1919) (additional source)
Haliclona vansoesti de Weerdt, de Kluijver & Gómez, 1999 represented as Haliclona (Halichoclona) vansoesti de Weerdt, de Kluijver & Gómez, 1999 (additional source)
Haliclona vermeuleni de Weerdt, 2000 represented as Haliclona (Soestella) vermeuleni de Weerdt, 2000 (additional source)
Halisarca caerulea Vacelet & Donadey, 1987 (additional source)
Hyrtios cavernosus sensu Wiedenmayer, 1977 accepted as Hyattella cavernosa (Pallas, 1766) (additional source)
Hyrtios proteus Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 (additional source)
Iotrochota birotulata (Higgin, 1877) (additional source)
Ircinia campana (Lamarck, 1814) (additional source)
Ircinia felix (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) (additional source)
Ircinia strobilina (Lamarck, 1816) (additional source)
Lissodendoryx spinulosa Rützler, Piantoni & Díaz, 2007 represented as Lissodendoryx (Lissodendoryx) spinulosa Rützler, Piantoni & Díaz, 2007 (additional source)
Monanchora arbuscula (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) (additional source)
Mycale americana van Soest, 1984 represented as Mycale (Aegogropila) americana van Soest, 1984 (basis of record)
Mycale angulosa (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) represented as Mycale (Zygomycale) angulosa (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) (additional source)
Mycale carmigropila Hajdu & Rützler, 1998 represented as Mycale (Aegogropila) carmigropila Hajdu & Rützler, 1998 (additional source)
Mycale citrina Hajdu & Rützler, 1998 represented as Mycale (Aegogropila) citrina Hajdu & Rützler, 1998 (additional source)
Mycale laevis (Carter, 1882) represented as Mycale (Mycale) laevis (Carter, 1882) (additional source)
Mycale laxissima (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) accepted as Mycale (Arenochalina) laxissima (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) (additional source)
Mycale magnirhaphidifera van Soest, 1984 represented as Mycale (Carmia) magnirhaphidifera van Soest, 1984 (additional source)
Mycale microsigmatosa Arndt, 1927 represented as Mycale (Carmia) microsigmatosa Arndt, 1927 (additional source)
Myrmekioderma gyroderma (Alcolado, 1984) (additional source)
Neofibularia nolitangere (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) (additional source)
Neopetrosia carbonaria (Lamarck, 1814) (additional source)
Neopetrosia proxima (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) (additional source)
Niphates alba van Soest, 1980 (additional source)
Niphates caycedoi (Zea & van Soest, 1986) (additional source)
Niphates digitalis (Lamarck, 1814) (additional source)
Niphates erecta Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 (additional source)
Oceanapia nodosa (George & Wilson, 1919) (additional source)
Oceanapia peltata (Schmidt, 1870) (additional source)
Pachataxa lutea Pulitzer-Finali, 1986 accepted as Dercitus (Halinastra) luteus (Pulitzer-Finali, 1986) (additional source)
Petrosia pellasarca (Laubenfels, 1934) represented as Petrosia (Petrosia) pellasarca (Laubenfels, 1934) (additional source)
Phorbas amaranthus Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 (additional source)
Placospongia intermedia Sollas, 1888 (additional source)
Plakortis angulospiculatus (Carter, 1879) (additional source)
Polymastia tenax Pulitzer-Finali, 1986 (additional source)
Prosuberites laughlini (Díaz, Alvarez & van Soest, 1987) (additional source)
Ptilocaulis walpersii (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) (additional source)
Scopalina ruetzleri (Wiedenmayer, 1977) (additional source)
Siphonodictyon brevitubulatum Pang, 1973 (additional source)
Eastern Caribbean for Aaptos pernucleata (Carter, 1870) 
Eastern Caribbean for Agelas cerebrum Assmann, van Soest & Köck, 2001 
Eastern Caribbean for Agelas citrina Gotera & Alcolado, 1987 
Eastern Caribbean for Agelas clathrodes (Schmidt, 1870) 
Eastern Caribbean for Agelas conifera (Schmidt, 1870) 
Eastern Caribbean for Agelas dispar Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 
Eastern Caribbean for Agelas sventres Lehnert & van Soest, 1996 
Eastern Caribbean for Agelas tubulata Lehnert & van Soest, 1996 
Eastern Caribbean for Aiolochroia crassa (Hyatt, 1875) 
Eastern Caribbean for Amphimedon caribica (Pulitzer-Finali, 1986) 
Eastern Caribbean for Amphimedon complanata (Duchassaing, 1850) 
Eastern Caribbean for Amphimedon compressa Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 
Eastern Caribbean for Amphimedon compressa Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 
Eastern Caribbean for Amphimedon erina (de Laubenfels, 1936) 
Eastern Caribbean for Amphimedon erina (de Laubenfels, 1936) 
Eastern Caribbean for Aplysina archeri (Higgin, 1875) 
Eastern Caribbean for Aplysina cauliformis (Carter, 1882) 
Eastern Caribbean for Aplysina fistularis (Pallas, 1766) 
Eastern Caribbean for Aplysina fulva (Pallas, 1766) 
Eastern Caribbean for Aplysina lacunosa (Lamarck, 1814) 
Eastern Caribbean for Arthuria hirsuta (Klautau & Valentine, 2003) 
Eastern Caribbean for Axinella corrugata (George & Wilson, 1919) 
Eastern Caribbean for Biemna caribea Pulitzer-Finali, 1986 
Eastern Caribbean for Biemna caribea Pulitzer-Finali, 1986 
Eastern Caribbean for Callyspongia fallax Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 
Eastern Caribbean for Callyspongia pallida Hechtel, 1965 
Eastern Caribbean for Callyspongia plicifera (Lamarck, 1814) 
Eastern Caribbean for Callyspongia plicifera (Lamarck, 1814) 
Eastern Caribbean for Callyspongia vaginalis (Lamarck, 1814) 
Eastern Caribbean for Calyx podatypa (Laubenfels, 1934) 
Eastern Caribbean for Chalinula molitba (de Laubenfels, 1949) 
Eastern Caribbean for Chalinula molitba (de Laubenfels, 1949) 
Eastern Caribbean for Chalinula molitba (de Laubenfels, 1949) 
Eastern Caribbean for Chelonaplysilla betinensis Zea & van Soest, 1986 
Eastern Caribbean for Chelonaplysilla erecta (Row, 1911)  (inaccurate)
Eastern Caribbean for Chondrilla caribensis f. caribensis Rützler, Duran & Piantoni, 2007 
Eastern Caribbean for Chondrosia collectrix (Schmidt, 1870) 
Eastern Caribbean for Clathria curacaoensis Arndt, 1927 
Eastern Caribbean for Clathria venosa (Alcolado, 1984) 
Eastern Caribbean for Clathria venosa (Alcolado, 1984) 
Eastern Caribbean for Clathria venosa (Alcolado, 1984) 
Eastern Caribbean for Clathrina aurea Solé-Cava, Klautau, Boury-Esnault, Borojevic & Thorpe, 1991 
Eastern Caribbean for Cliona aprica Pang, 1973 
Eastern Caribbean for Cliona delitrix Pang, 1973 
Eastern Caribbean for Cliona laticavicola Pang, 1973 
Eastern Caribbean for Cliona tenuis Zea & Weil, 2003 
Eastern Caribbean for Cliona varians (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) 
Eastern Caribbean for Corticium diamantense Ereskovsky, Lavrov & Willenz, 2014 
Eastern Caribbean for Darwinella rosacea Hechtel, 1965 
Eastern Caribbean for Desmapsamma anchorata (Carter, 1882) 
Eastern Caribbean for Desmapsamma anchorata (Carter, 1882) 
Eastern Caribbean for Desmapsamma anchorata (Carter, 1882) 
Eastern Caribbean for Dictyonella arenosa (Rützler, 1981) 
Eastern Caribbean for Dictyonella funicularis (Rützler, 1981) 
Eastern Caribbean for Didiscus oxeata Hechtel, 1983 
Eastern Caribbean for Diplastrella megastellata Hechtel, 1965 
Eastern Caribbean for Dragmacidon reticulatum (Ridley & Dendy, 1886) 
Eastern Caribbean for Dysidea etheria Laubenfels, 1936 
Eastern Caribbean for Dysidea etheria Laubenfels, 1936 
Eastern Caribbean for Dysidea etheria Laubenfels, 1936 
Eastern Caribbean for Dysidea etheria Laubenfels, 1936 
Eastern Caribbean for Ectyoplasia ferox (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) 
Eastern Caribbean for Erylus formosus Sollas, 1886 
Eastern Caribbean for Geodia neptuni (Sollas, 1886) 
Eastern Caribbean for Halichondria magniconulosa Hechtel, 1965 
Eastern Caribbean for Halichondria magniconulosa Hechtel, 1965 
Eastern Caribbean for Halichondria melanadocia Laubenfels, 1936 
Eastern Caribbean for Haliclona caerulea (Hechtel, 1965) 
Eastern Caribbean for Haliclona caerulea (Hechtel, 1965) 
Eastern Caribbean for Haliclona caerulea (Hechtel, 1965) 
Eastern Caribbean for Haliclona caerulea (Hechtel, 1965) 
Eastern Caribbean for Haliclona curacaoensis (van Soest, 1980) 
Eastern Caribbean for Haliclona curacaoensis (van Soest, 1980) 
Eastern Caribbean for Haliclona curacaoensis (van Soest, 1980) 
Eastern Caribbean for Haliclona implexiformis (Hechtel, 1965) 
Eastern Caribbean for Haliclona implexiformis (Hechtel, 1965) 
Eastern Caribbean for Haliclona implexiformis (Hechtel, 1965) 
Eastern Caribbean for Haliclona manglaris Alcolado, 1984 
Eastern Caribbean for Haliclona manglaris Alcolado, 1984 
Eastern Caribbean for Haliclona manglaris Alcolado, 1984 
Eastern Caribbean for Haliclona piscaderaensis (van Soest, 1980) 
Eastern Caribbean for Haliclona piscaderaensis (van Soest, 1980) 
Eastern Caribbean for Haliclona smithae de Weerdt, 2000 
Eastern Caribbean for Haliclona tubifera (George & Wilson, 1919) 
Eastern Caribbean for Haliclona tubifera (George & Wilson, 1919) 
Eastern Caribbean for Haliclona vermeuleni de Weerdt, 2000 
Eastern Caribbean for Haliclona vermeuleni de Weerdt, 2000 
Eastern Caribbean for Haliclona vermeuleni de Weerdt, 2000 
Eastern Caribbean for Halisarca caerulea Vacelet & Donadey, 1987 
Eastern Caribbean for Hyrtios cavernosus sensu Wiedenmayer, 1977 
Eastern Caribbean for Hyrtios proteus Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 
Eastern Caribbean for Iotrochota birotulata (Higgin, 1877) 
Eastern Caribbean for Ircinia campana (Lamarck, 1814) 
Eastern Caribbean for Ircinia felix (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) 
Eastern Caribbean for Ircinia strobilina (Lamarck, 1816) 
Eastern Caribbean for Ircinia strobilina (Lamarck, 1816) 
Eastern Caribbean for Leucetta floridana (Haeckel, 1872) 
Eastern Caribbean for Lissodendoryx spinulosa Rützler, Piantoni & Díaz, 2007 
Eastern Caribbean for Merlia deficiens Vacelet, 1980 
Eastern Caribbean for Monanchora arbuscula (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864)