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African sponges, particularly freshwater sponges, are understudied relative to demosponges in most other geographical regions… Expand We report here the first record of five genera of Spongillida (Porifera, Demospongiae) in both lentic and lotic water of… Expand Umborotula bogorensis (Weber, 1890) is a freshwater sponge species that is recorded occasionally, mainly on islands and… Expand The genus Racekiela Bass & Volkmer-Ribeiro, 1998 comprises six species of freshwater sponges distributed along the Palaearctic… Expand We present additional taxonomic descriptions, with Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) illustrations, field observations… Expand Spongillida (Porifera) colonized temporary freshwater bodies at the global level. To enhance colonization, survival, long-term… Expand The freshwater sponge species Ephydatia cf. facunda Weltner, 1895 (Spongillida, Spongillidae) is reported for the first time as a… Expand Reconciling the fossil record with molecular phylogenies to enhance the understanding of animal evolution is a challenging task… Expand A new species of freshwater sponge, Heteromeyenia barlettai sp. nov., is proposed here based on specimens discovered in a private… Expand