Some quotes from the peer review reports:
'.... WPD is the single reference database for two major projects. First, the Encyclopedia of Life (www.eol.org
) uses WPD as the basis of classification for all Porifera. Second, the Porifera Tree of Life (www.portol.org
) uses WPD as the basis of classfication and links genetic sequence information to sponge taxa using WPD terminology...'
'...I would definitely recommend that Catalogue of Life should adopt WoRMS Porifera (World Porifera Database) to provide Porifera for the next 5 years as it is the only database of its kind that is in use....'
'.... the WPD, with its associated metainformation also on environment and distribution, is a one-stop-shop for sponge taxonomy....'