This dataset contains occurrence records (i.e., species name, latitude, longitude, depth (where available), and metadata) for six species of the demosponge genus Geodia Lamarck, 1815, belonging to the Geodiidae family: Geodia atlantica (Stephens, 1915); Geodia barretti Bowerbank, 1858; Geodia macandrewii Bowerbank, 1858; Geodia phlegraei (Sollas, 1880); Geodia hentscheli Cárdenas et al. 2010; and Geodia parva Hansen, 1885. The records fall in the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, and are used/described in the linked article by Roberts et al. (2021). Note that the dataset provided has not been subjected to any of the filtering stages applied in that manuscript for the purposes of various novel biogeographical analyses (i.e., it is original and complete), and the taxonomic identifications have been rigorously checked (as described therein).
Definitions of institution abbreviations used in the 'Museum Specimen / Picture Information' column of the dataset spreadsheet have been provided in an accompanying table (see Comment field below). Where records are derived from earlier literature sources, full references for citations given in the 'Campaign / Source' column (and further general information on many of the records) may be found in the articles by Cárdenas et al. (2010; 2013) and Cárdenas & Rapp (2015). An earlier version of this dataset may be accessed at the DRYAD repository:
Cárdenas P, Rapp HT, Klitgaard AB, Best M, Thollesson M, Tendal OS (2013), Data from: Taxonomy, biogeography and DNA barcodes of Geodia species (Porifera, Demospongiae, Tetractinellida) in the Atlantic boreo-arctic region, Dryad, Dataset, doi:10.5061/dryad.td8sb
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