Database News

20-02-2018:
Reference data for Leuclathrina translucida (Voigt et al. 2018, Zootaxa) are added (#1756-1757)
 
 
21-12-2017:
Barcodes from Hawaiian sponges (Pons et al. 2017, PLoS) are added (#1665-1700).
 
 
19-09-2017:
Reference data for Red Sea calcareous sponges from "Voigt et al. (2017)" added (#1650-1664).
 
 
18-09-2017:
Calcareous sponge data of "Voigt & Wörheide (2016)" added.
 
 
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).
 
 
 
07-08-2016:
New Sponge barcoding app in final phase. Watch this space!
 
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
04-11-2011:
Several taxonomy updates on submitted specimens.
 
 
 
02-10-2011:
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.
 
 
07-02-2011:
Two new reference records of Halisarca species from Ereskovsky et al. 2001 Zootaxa added.
 
 
 
04-10-2010:
Search interface (BLAST etc.) in development.
 
 
 
06-06-2010:
New reference specimen for Tethya leysae added.
 
 
 
14-06-2010:
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.