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H2020 SponGES project on North Atlantic deep-sea sponge grounds funded
Added on: 2016-02-05 17:02:27 by van Soest, Rob
There will be many opportunities for sponge people to work in the project (new positions) or simply engage with it. We expect the project to produce new knowledge on taxonomy, systematics and distribution of North Atlantic deep-sea sponges. ... [Read more]
Genbank adopts WPD's current demosponge classification
Added on: 2016-01-22 18:45:07 by Cárdenas, Paco
Genbank now uses the revised demosponge classification (Morrow & Cárdenas, 2015) currently in use in the WPD. [Read more]
New Eocene sponge fauna from Italy associated with volcanic event
Added on: 2016-01-19 14:07:59 by Pisera, Andrzej
Frisone, V., Pisera, A. Preto N. 2016. A highly diverse siliceous sponge fauna (Porifera: Hexactinellida, Demospongiae)from the Eocene of north-eastern Italy: systematics and palaeoecology. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, Early View ... [Read more]
New Agelas from Zanzibar
Added on: 2016-01-16 16:25:14 by van Soest, Rob
Manconi, R.; Pronzato, R.; Perino, E. 2016. A new species of Agelas from the Zanzibar Archipelago, western Indian Ocean (Porifera, Demospongiae). ZooKeys 553: 1-31. ... [Read more]
New records of Geodia from Singapore
Added on: 2016-01-14 12:18:13 by Cárdenas, Paco
Lim, Swee-Cheng (2015) Two new records of Geodia (Porifera: Astrophorida: Geodiidae) from the Johor Straits, Singapore. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Supplement No. 31: 37–43. ... [Read more]
Cretaceous pleromids preserved with microscleres
Added on: 2016-01-13 14:35:43 by Pisera, Andrzej
Swierczewska-Gladysz, E. 2015. Early Campanian (Late Cretaceous) Pleromidae and Isoraphinidae (lithistid Demospongiae)from the Lódz-Miechów synclinorium (Central and Southern Poland): new data and taxonomic revision. Papers in Palaeontology (Early View): 1-45 ... [Read more]
Eocene demosponge spicules of southern Australia with Tethyan affinities
Added on: 2016-01-13 14:20:58 by Pisera, Andrzej
Lukowiak, M. 2016. Fossil and modern sponge fauna of southern Australia and adjacent regions compared: interpretation, evolutionary and biogeographic significance of the late Eocene ‘soft’ sponges. Contributions to Zoology, 85 (1) 13-35 (2016) ... [Read more]
The systematics of carnivorous sponges
Added on: 2015-11-11 10:15:05 by Boury-Esnault, Nicole
Hestetun, JT; Vacelet, J; Boury-Esnault, N; Borchiellini, C; Kelly, M.; Ríos, P; Cristobo, J; Rapp HT. (2016). The systematics of carnivorous sponges. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 327–345 ... [Read more]
Kermadec Islands sponge biodiversity: A review and description of a new species, Suberea meandrina sp. nov.
Added on: 2015-10-21 22:54:55 by Kelly, Michelle
Kelly, M., Amirapu, S., Mille, S., Page, M., Reiswig, H. (2015) Kermadec Islands sponge biodiversity: A review and description of a new species, Suberea meandrina sp. nov. (Demospongiae, Verongiida, Aplysinellidae). Bulletin of the Auckland Museum 20:311–324 ... [Read more]
Rossella podagrosa resurrected
Added on: 2015-09-24 15:11:10 by Dohrmann, Martin
Göcke, C., Janussen, D., Reiswig, H.M., Jarrell, S.C. & Dayton, P.K. Rossella podagrosa Kirkpatrick, 1907—A valid species after all. Zootaxa 4021: 169-177. ... [Read more]
Spongillina from northeast Brazil
Added on: 2015-07-03 10:14:37 by Hooper, John
Nicacio, G.; Pinheiro, U. (2015). Biodiversity of freshwater sponges (Porifera: Spongillina) from northeast Brazil: new species and notes on systematics. Zootaxa 3981 (2): 220–240 ... [Read more]
Who is who in sponge science 2015. A global address list of sponge workers and sponge-interested people.
Added on: 2015-06-17 16:47:17 by Schönberg, Christine
A survey in the world of sponge science yielded replies from about 400 people. ... [Read more]
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Added on: 2010-11-12 11:07:10 by van Soest, Rob
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