This guide to Caribbean sponges represents a collaborative
effort of researchers. Currently the guide is comprised
of images from the Bahamas.
Sven Zea, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Sede Caribe, Centro de Estudios en Ciencias del Mar), serves as the official sponge taxonomist. Please contact him with any identification questions.
Database and web design is done by
with the Department of Biology at Valdosta State University.
Photographers and Field Collection:
free to use for educational and instructional purposes only. The photographer of each image
is noted on the Image Details page of each picture. Please credit the photographer and the Sponge Guide.
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Data Use: Data used from the Sponge Guide can be referenced as:
Zea, S., Henkel, T.P., and Pawlik, J.R. 2009. The Sponge Guide: a picture guide to Caribbean sponges. Available online at http://www.spongeguide.org. Accessed on: 2019-04-22.
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