Contributions to Zoology, 77 (4) - 2008

Diversity and spatial heterogeneity of mangrove associated sponges of Curaçao and Aruba

Ellard R. Hunting2, Rob W.M. van Soest1, Harm G. van der Geest2, Anne Vos3, Adolphe O. Debrot4

1.  Zoological Museum, University of Amsterdam, Mauritskade 57, P.O. Box 94766, 1090 GT Amsterdam, The Netherlands,

2.  Department of Aquatic Ecology and Ecotoxicology, IBED, University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 320, 1098 SM Amsterdam, the Netherlands

3.  Department of Marine Ecology and Evolution, Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), P.O. Box 59, 1790 AB Den Burg, Texel, The Netherlands

4.  Carmabi foundation, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles

Keywords: epibionts, heterogeneity, mangroves, spatial variations, sponges, tannins.