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Systema Porifera. A Guide to the Classification of Sponges
Volume 1: Introductions and Demospongiae. Abbreviations. Acknowledgements. Copyright Credits. Preface. Introduction J.N.A. Hooper, R.W.M. Van Soest. Phylum Porifera Grant, 1836 J.N.A. Hooper, R.W.M.Expand
Biodiversity ‘hotspots’, patterns of richness and endemism, and taxonomic affinities of tropical Australian sponges (Porifera)
Sponge faunas at the α and γ scales of diversity are ineffective and inappropriate as biodiversity models, respectively, with γ scale diversity also less relevant as a practical tool for marine resource management and marine area conservation. Expand
Phylogeography of western Pacific Leucetta ‘chagosensis’ (Porifera: Calcarea) from ribosomal DNA sequences: implications for population history and conservation of the Great Barrier Reef World
The results have important implications for conservation and management of the GBR, as they highlight the importance of marginal transition zones in the generation and maintenance of species rich zones, such as the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Expand
Richness and distribution of sponge megabenthos in continental margin canyons off southeastern Australia
A broad comparison with other abrupt topographical features in the bathyal zone of the region suggests that canyon assemblages may rival the diversity of sponges on seamounts, and site-to-site variation in diversity and species composition within individual canyons may be finer-grained than the spatial scale of conventional geomorpho- logical units. Expand
Seabed Biodiversity on the Continental Shelf of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area
The Great Barrier Reef is a unique World Heritage Area of national and international significance. As a multiple use Marine Park, activities such as fishing and tourism occur along with conservationExpand
Small-scale patterns of sponge biodiversity (Porifera) on Sunshine Coast reefs, eastern Australia
Ten reefs off the Sunshine Coast, south-eastern Queensland, were sampled from 1991 to 2000 and were found to contain a rich fauna of 247 species of marine sponges (Porifera) in 97 genera, 44 families and 14 orders, representing a highly unique fauna in this biogeographic transition zone between the Solanderian and Peronian provinces. Expand
Speciation and biosynthetic variation in four dictyoceratid sponges and their cyanobacterial symbiont, Oscillatoria spongeliae.
It is identified that at least one host switching event has occurred in this symbiosis of filamentous cyanobacterial symbiont Oscillatoria spongeliae, indicating that the chemical variation observed in these animals has a genetic foundation. Expand
Horny sponges and their affairs: on the phylogenetic relationships of keratose sponges.
This work used molecular data to validate the coherence of all recognised orders, families and subfamilies that are currently defined using morphological characteristics, and established the name Verongimorpha for the clade combining verongid, chondrosid and halisarcid taxa and readjust the content of its sister-clade Keratosa. Expand
Axinellida (Porifera: Demospongiae) from the New Caledonia lagoon
Two species, Axinella carteri (Dendy) and Astrosclera willeyana Lister, were found to be truly widely distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific, typically associated with coral reefs; other previously suspected widely distributed species were generally found to been allopatric, cryptic sibling species related to the tropical Australasian fauna. Expand