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Systema Porifera

A Guide to the Classification of Sponges

  • John N. A. Hooper
  • Rob W. M. Van Soest
  • Philippe Willenz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. John N. A. Hooper, Rob W. M. Van Soest
    Pages 1-7
  3. John N. A. Hooper, Rob W. M. Van Soest, Françoise Debrenne
    Pages 9-13
  4. John N. A. Hooper, Rob W. M. Van Soest
    Pages 15-51
  5. Guilherme Muricy, Maria Cristina Díaz
    Pages 71-82
  6. Rob W. M. Van Soest, John N. A. Hooper
    Pages 83-84
  7. Rob W. M. Van Soest, Klaus Rützler
    Pages 85-98
  8. Rob W. M. Van Soest, John N. A. Hoop
    Pages 99-101
  9. John N. A. Hooper, Rob W. M. Van Soest
    Pages 102-104
  10. John N. A. Hooper, Rob W. M. Van Soest
    Pages 105-107
  11. Maria J. Uriz
    Pages 108-126
  12. Rob W. M. Van Soest, John N. A. Hooper
    Pages 127-133
  13. Maria J. Uriz
    Pages 134-140
  14. Manuel Maldonado
    Pages 141-162
  15. María J. Uriz
    Pages 163-164
  16. John N. A. Hooper, Manuel Maldonado
    Pages 165-167
  17. John N. A. Hooper, Rob W. M. Van Soest
    Pages 169-172
  18. Klaus Rützler
    Pages 173-185
  19. John N. A. Hooper
    Pages 186-195
  20. Klaus Rützler
    Pages 196-200
  21. Nicole Boury-Esnault
    Pages 201-219
  22. Klaus Rützler
    Pages 220-223
  23. Rob W. M. Van Soest
    Pages 224-226
  24. Rob W. M. Van Soest
    Pages 227-244
  25. Michele Sarà
    Pages 245-265
  26. Klaus Rützler
    Pages 266-267
  27. John N. A. Hooper, Rob W. M. Van Soest
    Pages 268-274
  28. Klaus Rützler, Jean Vacelet
    Pages 275-278
  29. Rob W. M. Van Soest
    Pages 279-280
  30. Klaus Rützler
    Pages 281-290
  31. Andrzej Pisera, Claude Lévi
    Pages 299-301
  32. Andrzej Pisera, Claude Lévi
    Pages 302-311
  33. Andrzej Pisera, Claude Lévi
    Pages 312-320
  34. Andrzej Pisera, Claude Lévi
    Pages 321-326
  35. Andrzej Pisera, Claude Lévi
    Pages 327-337
  36. Andrzej Pisera, Claude Lévi
    Pages 338-343
  37. Andrzej Pisera, Claude Lévi
    Pages 344-351
  38. Andrzej Pisera, Claude Lévi
    Pages 352-355
  39. Andrzej Pisera, Claude Lévi
    Pages 356-362
  40. Andrzej Pisera, Claude Lévi
    Pages 363-365
  41. Andrzej Pisera, Claude Lévi
    Pages 366-373
  42. Andrzej Pisera, Claude Lévi
    Pages 374-376
  43. Andrzej Pisera, Claude Lévi
    Pages 377-379
  44. Andrzej Pisera, Claude Lévi
    Pages 380-383
  45. Andrzej Pisera, Claude Lévi
    Pages 384-387
  46. Andrzej Pisera
    Pages 388-402
  47. John N. A. Hooper, Rob W. M. Van Soest
    Pages 403-408

About this book

Introduction

Research whilst compiling this book has uncovered a fauna about twice the size as that previously published in the literature and consequently Systema Porifera revises and stabilizes the systematics of the phylum to accommodate this new knowledge in a contemporary framework. Practical tools (key illustrations, descriptions of character) are provided to facilitate the assignment of approximately 680 extant and 100 fossil genera.

Systema Porifera is unique making sponge taxonomy widely available at the practical level of classification (genera, families, order). It is a taxonomic revision of sponges and spongiomorphis (such as sphinctozoans and archaeocyathans) based on re-evaluation of type materials and evidence. It is also a practical guide to sponge identification providing descriptions and illustrations of characters and interpretation of their importance to systematics. Systema Porifera addresses many long standing nomenclatural problems and provides a sound baseline for future debate on sponges and their place in time and space.

Systema Porifera describes 3 classes, 7 subclasses, 24 orders, 127 families and 682 valid genera of extant sponges (with over 1600 nominal generic names and an additional 500 invalid names treated). Treatment of the fossil fauna is less comprehensive or critical, although 6 classes, 30 orders, 245 families and 998 fossil genera are mentioned. Keys to all recent and many fossil taxa are provided.

Keywords

biodiversity classification fauna invertebrates marine invertebrates porifera sponges

Editors and affiliations

  • John N. A. Hooper
    • 1
  • Rob W. M. Van Soest
    • 2
  • Philippe Willenz
    • 3
  1. 1.Queensland MuseumSouth BrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Zoological MuseumUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands
  3. 3.Royal Institute of Natural Sciences of BelgiumBrusselsBelgium

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