BioImages: The Virtual Field-Guide (UK)

PORIFERA Grant, 1836 (sponges)

Sets of Photographs

These relate to individual finds ("biological records") of the organism.

Taxon Summary # images # photos Date Vice-county Country
Porifera Living animal 7 7 20 Mar 2011 Dorset England
Porifera Living animal 6 6 16 May 2008 Ayrshire England
Porifera Living animal 4 4 8 Apr 2012 Dorset England
Porifera Living animal 4 4 31 Mar 2010 Dorset England
Porifera? Dead animal 3 3 12 Feb 2012 Dorset England
Porifera Living animal 3 3 31 Mar 2010 Dorset England

Subtaxa

Rank Taxon #photos #macrophotos #microphotos #refs
Class CALCAREA Bowerbank, 1862 (a class of sponges)        
Order LEUCOSOLENIDA Hartman, 1958 (an order of sponges)        
Family GRANTIIDAE Dendy, 1893 (purse sponges)        
Species Grantia compressa (Fabricius, 1780) (Purse Sponge) 3 2    
Family SYCETTIDAE Dendy, 1893 (a family of calcareous sponges)        
Species Sycon ciliatum (Fabricius, 1780) (a calcareous sponge) 3 5    
Class DEMOSPONGIAE Sollas, 1885 (a class of sponges) 22 3 11 1

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Bowerbank, J.S., 1864 A Monograph of the British Spongiadae Vols I-IV
British Marine Life Pictures: http://www.britishmarinelifepictures.co.uk/gallery.html British Marine Life Pictures

Freshwater

European Limnofauna: http://wbd.etibioinformatics.nl/bis/limno.php European Limnofauna

Marine

Ackers, R.G., Moss, D. & Picton, B.E., 1992 Sponges of the British Isles - A colour guide and working document
Ackers, R.G., Moss, D., Picton, B.E., Stone, S.M.K. & Morrow, C.C., 2007 Sponges of the British Isles ("Sponge V") - A colour guide and working document
Fish, J.D. & Fish, S., 2011 A Student's Guide to the Seashore
Gibson, R., Hextall, B. & Rogers, A., 2001 Photographic Guide to the Sea & Shore Life of Britain & North-west Europe
Hayward, P.J. & Ryland, J.S. (eds), 1990 The Marine Fauna of the British Isles and north-west Europe
Hayward, P.J. & Ryland, J.S. (eds), 1996 (littoral and sublittoral fauna) Handbook of the Marine Fauna of North-West Europe
Naylor, P., 2005 Great British Marine Animals
Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland: http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/ Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland
Picton, B.E., Morrow, C. & van Soest, R., 2007 Sponges of Britain and Ireland
Sponges of Britain and Ireland: http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/sponge_guide/ Sponges of Britain and Ireland
Wood, C., 2007 Seasearch Observer's Guide to Marine Life of Britain and Ireland

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 1 general literature references to PORIFERA (sponges)

PORIFERA may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 6 feeding and other relationships of PORIFERA (sponges)

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