Contribution to Zoology, 76 (2) – 2007

Sponge diversity and community composition in Irish bathyal coral reefs

Rob W.M. van Soest1, Daniel F.R. Cleary1,2, Mario J. de Kluijver1, Marc S.S. Lavaleye3, Connie Maier3, Fleur C. van Duyl3

1.  Zoological Museum of the University of Amsterdam, P.O. Box 94766, 1090 GT Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2.  Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam, P.O. Box 94766, 1090 GT, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

3.  Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, P.O. Box 59, 1790 AB Den Burg, Texel, the Netherlands

Keywords: coldwater, multivariate analysis, North Atlantic, ordination, PCA, Porifera, RDA