NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT:


Recent Advances in Sponge Biodiversity Inventory and Documentation

(Proceedings of the Xth Workshop on Atlanto-Mediterranean Sponge Taxonomy, held at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, 25-30 April, 1995).

Edited by Philippe WILLENZ, 242 pp. November, 1996

Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique
Bulletin van het Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen, Biologie, vol. 66 suppl., 1996


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CONTENTS

VIGNES, R. & LEBBE, J., Database management systems in systematics.

VAN DE VELDE, W., Requirements for a knowledge medium in sponge taxonomy.

DOMINGO, M., Models of practical taxonomic reasoning in knowledge-based systems : an application to Porifera.

LE RENARD, J., LÉVI, C., CONRUYT, N. & MANAGO, M., Sur la représentation et le traitement des connaissances descriptives : une application au domaine des éponges du genre Hyalonema.

PICTON, B.E., The Species Directory Marine Database : a hierarchical taxonomic database for species-oriented biological recording in the marine environment.

VAN SOEST, R.W.M., SCHALK, P.H., SMITH, K., PICTON, B.E., BRUGMAN, M., DÍAZ, M.C., SANDERS, M.L., DE WEERDT, W.H. & RÜTZLER, K., POR-LINNAEUS : The application of interactive multimedia software for species data storage and computer assisted identification of Porifera.

DIAZ, M.C., Visual keys for sponge species identification : an evaluation of the current Linnaeus II software.

HAJDU, E. & VAN SOEST, R.W.M., Choosing among Poriferan morphological characters within the cladistic paradigm.

VAN SOEST, R.W.M., BRAEKMAN, J.-C., FAULKNER, D.J., HAJDU, E., HARPER, M.K. & VACELET, J., The genus Batzella : a chemosystematic problem.

VAN SOEST, R.W.M., DESQUEYROUX-FAÚNDEZ, R., WRIGHT, A.D. & KÖNIG, G.M., Cymbastela hooperi sp. nov. (Halichondrida : Axinellidae) from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

VACELET, J. & BOURY-ESNAULT, N., A new species of carnivorous sponge (Demospongiae : Cladorhizidae) from a Mediterranean cave.

SANDERS, M.L. & VAN SOEST, R.W.M., A revised classification of Spongia mycofijiensis.

HOOPER, J.N.A., A toxic Biemna from Madagascar (Demospongiae : Poecilosclerida).

REISWIG, H.M., Redescription and placement of the rossellid genus Vazella GRAY (Hexactinellida : Lyssacinosida).

RÜTZLER, K. & RICHARDSON, S., The Caribbean spicule tree : a sponge-imitating foraminifer (Astrorhizidae).

URIZ, M.-J. & MALDONADO, M., The genus Igernella (Demospongiae : Dendroceratida) with description of a new species from the central Atlantic .

WULFF, J.L., Do the same sponge species live on both the Caribbean and eastern Pacific sides of the Isthmus of Panama ?

MALDONADO, M. & URIZ, M.-J., A new species of Sphinctrella (Demospongiae : Astrophorida) and remarks on the status of the genus in the Mediterranean.

BAVESTRELLO, G., CALCINAI, B., CERRANO, C., PANSINI, M. & SARÀ, M., The taxonomic status of some Mediterranean clionids (Porifera : Demospongiae) according to morphological and genetic characters.

CORRIERO, G., SCALERA LIACI, L. & PRONZATO, R., Two new species of Dendroxea GRIESSINGER (Porifera : Demospongiae) from the Mediterranean Sea.

WILLENZ, Ph. & POMPONI, S.A., A new deep sea coralline sponge from Turks & Caicos Islands : Willardia caicosensis gen. et sp. nov. (Demospongiae : Hadromerida).

MANCONI, R. & PRONZATO, R., Geographical distribution and systematic position of Sanidastra yokotonensis (Porifera : Spongillidae).

RICHELLE-MAURER, E., KUCHARCZAK, JUse of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or string at E:\listplex\SYSTEM\SCRIPTS\filearea.cgi line 451, line 126. ., VAN DE VYVER, G. & VISSERS, S., Southern-blot hybridization, a useful technique in freshwater sponge taxonomy.

List of participants, Subject index, Scientific names index and Authors index.



Philippe Willenz, 4th December 1996. e-mail: pwillenz@ulb.ac.be