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Distribution of Pheronema species from the N.E. Atlantic and the Mediterranean

Latest version published by University of Rhode Island - Biological Sciences on Mar 26, 2019 University of Rhode Island - Biological Sciences

Records of the sponge Pheronema (P. carpenteri and P. grayi) were identified from records from across the North East Atlantic and Mediterranean. The sampled areas span across more than 40 degrees of latitude: from Cape Verde off the coast of Senegal; to the Cantabrian Sea and the Mediterranean; to the sea-mounts and subtidal deep-water basins littering the sea off the North West coast of Scotland. The authors compiled presence and distribution records for both species over the course of 56 years (1960-2016).

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  • Event (core)
  • ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 
  • Occurrence 

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Xavier, J. (2016) Distribution data of two Pheronema species in the N.E. Atlantic and Mediterranean. SponGIS Database, University of Rhode Island, USA. Online:


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The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Rhode Island - Biological Sciences. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 1ea11487-c5e7-46d6-982a-0567ba66b802.  University of Rhode Island - Biological Sciences publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.




Who created the resource:

Joana Xavier
University of Bergen Bergen NO

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Andrew Davies
URI Kingston US

Who filled in the metadata:

Andrew Davies
URI Kingston US

Geographic Coverage

Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea

Bounding Coordinates South West [14.883, -29.26], North East [62.643, 9.767]

Taxonomic Coverage

Deep-sea Sponges

Phylum  Porifera

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 1ea11487-c5e7-46d6-982a-0567ba66b802