Sponges of Rathlin Island

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Full Title

Sponges of Rathlin Island


Sponges of Rathlin Island, Co. Antrim

Additional Information


Temporal coverages

Date range: Jan 1, 1983 - Jan 1, 2009

Language of Data


Administrative contact
Barry O'Neill
National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland National Biodiversity Data Centre, Beechfield House, Carriganore WIT West Campus, Waterford, Ireland Waterford County Waterford Ireland 00 353 51 306240
Metadata author
National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland Beechfield house, Carriganore WIT West Campus County Waterford Ireland +353 (0)51 306 240
Bernard Picton and Claire Goodwin
Ulster Museum 153 Bangor Road CultraHolywoodCo. Down, BT18 0EUNorthern Ireland

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National Biodiversity Data Centre

Publication Date

Oct 20, 2011

Registration Date

Jul 4, 2011

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18,038 Georeferenced data

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Nearshore of Rathlin Island, Co. Antrim


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Taxonomic Coverage

Species Groups recorded: horseshoe worm (Phoronida), bony fish (Actinopterygii), comb jelly (Ctenophora), lichen, alga, cartilagenous fish (Chondricht, lampshell (Brachiopoda), echinoderm, bird, sponge (Porifera), peanut worm (Sipuncula), crustacean, tunicate (Urochordata), annelid, sea spider (Pycnogonida), mollusc, bryozoan, ribbon worm (Nemertinea), flowering plant, entoproct, coelenterate (=cnidarian), springtail (Collembola).


Quality control

Records all validated by Bernard Picton, data reformatted by Janine Guinan

Method Steps

  1. Field observations