Australian Museum Journal Fresh-water sponges from Australia and New Zealand

Shortform:
Gee, 1931, Rec. Aust. Mus. 18(2): 25–62
Author(s):
Gee, Nathaniel Gist
Year published:
1931
Title:
Fresh-water sponges from Australia and New Zealand
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
18
Issue:
2
Start page:
25
End page:
62
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.18.1931.716
Language:
English
Date published:
15 January 1931
Cover date:
15 January 1931
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
05 February 2009
Available online:
05 March 2009
Reference number:
716
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (117kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (3737kb PDF)

Abstract

Mr. L. P. Capewell, as far as we can discover from available literature, was the first person to collect a fresh-water sponge in Australia. This sponge was collected in Lake Hindmarsh, Victoria. Dr. J. S. Bowerbank in 1863 described this sponge as a new species and illustrated it with a good drawing. The sponge being a new one was named for the finder and was called Spongilla capewelli; now that the nomenclature has changed somewhat, this species becomes known as (1) Ephydatia capewelli (Bowerbank). Mr. H. J. Carter, writing in 1881, improved the original description somewhat. Later writers have also mentioned this form, but have added very little to the splendid descriptive notes made by Bowerbank and Carter.

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