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Table 3 Number of sponge species reported in different locations in the Western Central Atlantic and Indo-Pacific regions

From: Diversity of mangrove root-dwelling sponges in a tropical coastal ecosystem in the southern Gulf of Mexico region

Region Country Number of species References
Northeastern Gulf of Mexico USA 3 [59]
   10 [14]
   9 [15]
Caribbean Sea Bahamas 13 [60]
  Guadeloupe 4–10 [26]
  Martinique 49 [31]
  Mexico 12 [61]
  Belize 147 [8]
   35 [7]
  Panama 65 [28]
  Cuba 48 [25]
  Curacao and Aruba 22 [3]
  Venezuela 16 [31]
   23 [32]
   18 [33]
   26 [34]
   10 [35]
   40 [36]
   45 [5]
   57 [38]
  Colombia 14 [24]
Indo-Pacific region Indonesia 30 [10]
   19 [11]