Systematics and biodiversity of deep-sea sponges of the Atlanto-Mediterranean region
2015 (English)In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, ISSN 0025-3154, E-ISSN 1469-7769, Vol. 95, 1285-1286 p.Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Sponges are a key component of the deep-sea benthos, where they form structurally complex habitats and provide numerous ecosystem goods and services. However, there is still an enormous knowledge gap regarding the diversity, distribution and sys- tematics of this group. This special volume presents the results of the 1st International Workshop on Taxonomy of Atlanto- Mediterranean Deep-Sea Sponges, whereby world experts worked together to start filling in this gap. Herein, new species are described, new sponge-dominated communities are reported, and diversity and distribution patterns are enlightened for this area.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 95, 1285-1286 p.
Porifera, sponge-dominated communities, vulnerable marine ecosystems, taxonomy, biogeography, ecology
Zoology Ecology Biological Systematics
Research subject Biology with specialization in Systematics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-279077DOI: 10.1017/S0025315415001514OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-279077DiVA: diva2:907505
1st International Workshop on Taxonomy of Atlanto- Mediterranean Deep-Sea Sponges