16-09-2016: New holotype sequences: Hamacantha cassanoi Lehnert & Stone 2016 (#1646) added.
15-09-2016: New Reference (Paratype) Clathria (Wilsonella) rugosa Hooper & Levi 1993 (#652)
2016: New Sponge barcoding app in final phase. Watch this space! See preview
19-05-2016: Holotype of Isabella mirabilis (#1642) and Holo- & Paratypes of I. tanoa Ekins et al. 2016 (#1643-1645) added.
22-12-2015: Demosponge CO1 and 28S data of Erpenbeck et al. Molecular biodiversity of Red Sea demosponges. Marine Pollution Bulletin (2016) added.
20-12-2015: Calcarea data of Voigt et al. (2016) A short LSU rRNA fragment as a standard marker for integrative taxonomy in calcareous sponges (Porifera: Calcarea) added.
10-08-2015: Antarctic sponge data of Vargas et al. (2015) Diversity in a Cold Hot-Spot: DNA - Barcoding Reveals Patterns of Evolution among Antarctic Demosponges (Class Demospongiae, Phylum Porifera), PLoS ONE added.
22-07-2015: New Holotype data added as References: Heteroxya corticata (#1152), Narrabeena lamellata (#1160), Stelletta anthastra (#1161). from Erpenbeck et al. (2015) Nothing in (sponge) biology makes sense – except when based on holotypes.
01-05-2015: Data of Schuster et al. (2015) Deceptive Desmas: Molecular Phylogenetics Suggests a New Classification and Uncovers Convergent Evolution of Lithistid Demosponges added
20-02-2015: New References: Isabella harborbranchi (#1114-1117) from Carvalho et al. (2014) Lithistid sponges of the upper bathyal of Madeira, Selvagens and Canary Islands, with description of a new species of Isabella
03-07-2012: Workflow and results of the Sponge Barcoding Project in PLoS ONE: Vargas et al.: Barcoding Sponges: An Overview Based on Comprehensive Sampling. (open access)
01-04-2012: New astrophorid sequences of Cárdenas & Rapp (2012): A review of Norwegian streptaster-bearing Astrophorida (Porifera: Demospongiae: Tetractinellida), new records and a new species; Zootaxa 3253: 1–52 added.
08-01-2012: New halichondrid sequences added from Erpenbeck et al. (2012) The phylogeny of halichondrid demosponges: past and present re-visited with DNA-barcoding data. The phylogeny of halichondrid demosponges: past and present re-visited with DNA-barcoding data. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 12:57-70.
16-11-2011: Implementation of the Geneious Biocode LIMS for handling sponge barcoding data. (pdf)
04-11-2011: Several taxonomy updates on submitted specimens.
October 2011: Several edits of metadata performed.
27-06-2011: New reference record of Sigmaxinella (S. hipposiderus) and two other specimens from Mitchell et al. 2011 Zootaxa added.
26-06-2011: The Sponge Barcoding Project is featured by Geneious (read more).
February 2011: two new reference records of Halisarca species from Ereskovsky et al. 2001 Zootaxa added.
October 2010: Search interface (BLAST etc.) in development
Data of Xavier et al. (2010) and Ferrario et al. (2010) added.
More than 500 records/sequences uploaded.
06-06-2010: New reference specimen for Tethya leysae added.
June 2010: High throughput DNA extraction, PCR and sequencing of Queensland Museum tissue samples in progress.
14-05-2010: Major additions to the database expected in the near future due to significant funding from the Marine Barcode of Life Project.