Sorting Sponges

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Science  21 Mar 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5614, pp. 1846-1847
DOI: 10.1126/science.1082916

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Systema Porifera A Guide to the Classification of Sponges. John N. A. Hooper and Rob W. M. Van Soest, Eds. Kluwer Academic/Plenum, New York, 2002. 2 vol., 1802 pp. $595, £398, €625. ISBN 0-306-47260-0.

The contributors synthesize and update information from the flurry of taxonomic research over the past fifty years, which have seen estimates of the diversity of sponges climb to some 15,000 extant species.

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