Abstract

Mr. L. P. Capewell, as far as we can discover from available literature, was the first person to collect a fresh-water sponge in Australia. This sponge was collected in Lake Hindmarsh, Victoria. Dr. J. S. Bowerbank in 1863 described this sponge as a new species and illustrated it with a good drawing. The sponge being a new one was named for the finder and was called Spongilla capewelli; now that the nomenclature has changed somewhat, this species becomes known as (1) Ephydatia capewelli (Bowerbank). Mr. H. J. Carter, writing in 1881, improved the original description somewhat. Later writers have also mentioned this form, but have added very little to the splendid descriptive notes made by Bowerbank and Carter.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Gee, 1931, Rec. Aust. Mus. 18(2): 25–62
Author
Nathaniel Gist Gee
Year
1931
Title
Fresh-water sponges from Australia and New Zealand
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
18
Issue
2
Start Page
25
End Page
62
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.18.1931.716
Language
English
Date Published
15 January 1931
Cover Date
15 January 1931
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
05 February 2009
Available Online
05 March 2009
Reference Number
716
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