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16-09-2016: New holotype sequences: Hamacantha cassanoi Lehnert & Stone 2016 (#1646) added.

15-09-2016: New Reference (Paratype) Clathria (Wilsonella) rugosa Hooper & Levi 1993 (#652)

2016: New Sponge barcoding app in final phase. Watch this space! See preview

19-05-2016: Holotype of Isabella mirabilis (#1642) and Holo- & Paratypes of I. tanoa Ekins et al. 2016 (#1643-1645) added.

22-12-2015: Demosponge CO1 and 28S data of Erpenbeck et al.  Molecular biodiversity of Red Sea demosponges. Marine Pollution Bulletin (2016) added.

20-12-2015: Calcarea data of Voigt et al. (2016) A short LSU rRNA fragment as a standard marker for integrative taxonomy in calcareous sponges (Porifera: Calcarea) added.

10-08-2015: Antarctic sponge data of Vargas et al. (2015) Diversity in a Cold Hot-Spot: DNA - Barcoding Reveals Patterns of Evolution among Antarctic Demosponges (Class Demospongiae, Phylum Porifera), PLoS ONE added.

22-07-2015: New Holotype data added as References: Heteroxya corticata (#1152), Narrabeena lamellata (#1160), Stelletta anthastra (#1161). from Erpenbeck et al. (2015) Nothing in (sponge) biology makes sense – except when based on holotypes.

01-05-2015: Data of Schuster et al. (2015) Deceptive Desmas: Molecular Phylogenetics Suggests a New Classification and Uncovers Convergent Evolution of Lithistid Demosponges added

20-02-2015: New References: Isabella harborbranchi (#1114-1117) from Carvalho et al. (2014) Lithistid sponges of the upper bathyal of Madeira, Selvagens and Canary Islands, with description of a new species of Isabella

03-07-2012: Workflow and results of the Sponge Barcoding Project in PLoS ONE: Vargas et al.: Barcoding Sponges: An Overview Based on Comprehensive Sampling. (open access)

01-04-2012: New astrophorid sequences of Cárdenas & Rapp (2012): A review of Norwegian streptaster-bearing Astrophorida (Porifera: Demospongiae: Tetractinellida), new records and a new species; Zootaxa 3253: 1–52 added.

08-01-2012: New halichondrid sequences added from Erpenbeck et al. (2012) The phylogeny of halichondrid demosponges: past and present re-visited with DNA-barcoding data. The phylogeny of halichondrid demosponges: past and present re-visited with DNA-barcoding data. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 12:57-70.

16-11-2011: Implementation of the Geneious Biocode LIMS for handling sponge barcoding data. (pdf)

04-11-2011: Several taxonomy updates on submitted specimens.

October 2011: Several edits of metadata performed.

27-06-2011: New reference record of Sigmaxinella (S. hipposiderus) and two other specimens from Mitchell et al. 2011 Zootaxa added.

26-06-2011: The Sponge Barcoding Project is featured by Geneious (read more).

February 2011: two new reference records of Halisarca species from Ereskovsky et al. 2001 Zootaxa added.

October 2010: Search interface (BLAST etc.) in development

Data of Xavier et al. (2010) and Ferrario et al. (2010) added.

More than 500 records/sequences uploaded.

06-06-2010: New reference specimen for Tethya leysae added.

June 2010: High throughput DNA extraction, PCR and sequencing of Queensland Museum tissue samples in progress.

14-05-2010: Major additions to the database expected in the near future due to significant funding from the Marine Barcode of Life Project.


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The data for the Sponge Barcoding Project is based on many geographically- or taxon-specific campaigns. And we are still at the very beginning. Check out here what campaigns are in progress. If you are interested to start another campaign click here and if you wish to submit your sponge barcoding data, click here.
Listed below are the current contributors of the barcoding entries. Thanks already for an excellent job!

Sandra Duran [1], Valerie Paul [1] & Klaus Rützler [2]

[1] Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, 701 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 32960, USA
[2] Smithsonian Institution, Dept. of Invertebrate Zoology, MRC 163, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012, USA

Gert Wörheide

Dept. of Earth- & Environmental Sciences, Palaeontology, LMU Munich, Germany

Isabel Heim

Institut für Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie mit Phyletischem Museum, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany

Paco Cardenas

University of Bergen, Norway

Jean Raleigh, Niamh E. Redmond, Grace McCormack [1], Michelle Kelly [2], Rob M.W. van Soest [3]

[1] Molecular Evolution and Systematics Laboratory National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
[2] NIWA, Auckland, New Zealand
[3] Zoological Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

John Hooper, Kathryn Hall, Merrick Ekins, Patricia Sutcliffe 

Sessile Marine Invertebrates collection, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Australia

Joana Xavier, Rob M.W. van Soest

Zoological Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands  

Filippo Ferrario [1], Barbara Calcinai [2]

[1] Dipartimento di Biotecnologie e Bioscienze, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy
[2] Dipartimento di Scienze del Mare, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy




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