Lisa Goudie, Mark Norman and Julian Finn



This guide introduces amateur naturalists, divers and biologists to sponge species commonly encountered in southern Australia, including information on identification, biology, defences and associations with other animals.

Sponges occur in all oceans of the world and have lived there for at least 600 million years. They help clean our seas, are experts at chemical warfare, and can even rebuild themselves after being torn apart. They come in all shapes and sizes and some can live as long as 2000 years.

In Museum Victoria Field Guide: Sponges, species descriptions are accompanied by colour photographs, line drawings and illustrations for easy recognition. Further references, a glossary and specialist techniques for laboratory identification are also included.

  • Author: Lisa Goudie, Mark Norman and Julian Finn
  • ISBN: 9780980381399 
  • Publisher: Museums Victoria Publishing
  • Date of Publication: 1st March 2013
  • Number of Pages: 144
  • Format: Paperback
  • Product Dimensions (cm): 21 x 15