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Here are around 200 examples of the approximately 4600 species (OTUs) described in SpongeMaps. Click on a photograph to expand a brief summary of the species. Click onto the Go to link that takes you to a species page (either the Atlas of Living Australia or within SpongeMaps) that provides more in-depth information. If you want access to all species, sign-up as a Member. Enjoy!

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Marsh’s cup demosponge

Cymbastela marshae Hooper & Bergquist, 1992 (OTU QM0725) [Demospongiae, Halichondrida, Axinellidae] Thinly lamellate lobes forming asymmetrical vases or symmetrical cups, evenly pigmented olive-green and maroon alive, beige in ethanol, very small oscules scattered over interior of cups, texture firm, flexible, slightly compressible, smooth to touch, difficult to tear, surface even with few low bumps and ridges on exterior, oscules abundant on interior surface of cups. Known from WA.

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