Sponges (Porifera) of St. Eustatius

This article was published in the following report:

MARINE BIODIVERSITY SURVEY OF ST. EUSTATIUS, DUTCH CARIBBEAN 2015 by Naturalis Biodiversity Center and the Netherlands ANEMOON Foundation

This section of the report focuses on the diversity of marine sponges from various coral reef environments around the coastal waters of St. Eustatius. A total of 36 sites were surveyed during the course of the marine expedition in order to catalogue the marine sponge fauna. Sponge surveys were performed using the roving diver technique, and presence of each sponge species was recorded by digital photography and underwater paper. 

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