Global Diversity of Sponges (Porifera)

  title={Global Diversity of Sponges (Porifera)},
  author={Rob W. M. van Soest and Nicole Boury-Esnault and Jean Vacelet and Martin Dohrmann and Dirk Erpenbeck and Nicole Joy de Voogd and Nadiezhda K. Santodomingo and Bart Vanhoorne and Michelle Kelly and John N A Hooper},
  booktitle={PloS one},
With the completion of a single unified classification, the Systema Porifera (SP) and subsequent development of an online species database, the World Porifera Database (WPD), we are now equipped to provide a first comprehensive picture of the global biodiversity of the Porifera. An introductory overview of the four classes of the Porifera is followed by a description of the structure of our main source of data for this paper, the WPD. From this we extracted numbers of all 'known' sponges to… CONTINUE READING
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