Oliver Gomez

Technical Officer (Marine Invertebrates)

Aquatic Zoology



(08) 9212 3768 Oliver.Gomez@museum.wa.gov.au

Oliver has been a project Technical Officer and a Technical Officer in the Marine Invertebrate Section of the Western Australian Museum since 2005. He has participated in numerous diving and dredging fieldtrips. One of them being the award-winning Woodside Kimberley Project. Oliver’s area of expertise is on Marine sponges (Porifera), which he gained after years working with Dr. Jane Fromont. Oliver is responsible for the management of the State’s Marine Invertebrate Zoology collection and its associated database. The Marine Invertebrate Section looks after 20 different Phyla. He also contributes to field expeditions, public outreach, and educational programs.



Marine Life of the Kimberley Region - museum.wa.gov.au/kimberley

Selected Publications

Oliver’s full publication list can be found here.


Sala, S., Nealon, G.L., Sobolev, A.N., Fromont, J., Gomez, O. and Flematti, G.R. (2020) Structure Reassignment of Echinosulfone A and the Echinosulfonic Acids A–D Supported by Single-Crystal X-ray Diffraction and Density Functional Theory Analysis. Journal of Natural Products 2020 83 (1), 105-110. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.9b00902

Sala, S., Fromont, J., Gomez, O., Vuong, D., Lacey, E. and Flematti, G.R. (2019) Albanitriles A–G: Antiprotozoal Polyacetylene Nitriles from a Mycale Marine Sponge.Journal of Natural Products 2019 82 (12), 3450-3455. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.9b00840

Richards, Z.T., Garcia, R., Moore, G., Fromont, J., Kirkendale, L., Bryce, M., Bryce, C., Hara, A., Ritchie, J., Gomez, O., Whisson, C., Allen, M. and Wilson, N. (2019). A tropical Australian refuge for photosymbiotic benthic fauna. Coral Reefs 38: 669–676.

Abdul Wahab, M.A., Fromont, J., Gomez, O., Fisher, R., and Jones, R. (2017) Comparisons of benthic filter feeder communities before and after a large-scale capital dredging program. Marine Pollution Bulletin. Volume 122, Issues 1–2, Pages 176-193, ISSN 0025-326X. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.06.041.

Richards, Z., Kirkendale, L., Moore, G., Hosie, A., Huisman, J., Bryce, M., Marsh, L., Bryce, C., Hara, A., Wilson, N., Morrison, S., Gomez, O., Ritchie, J., Whisson, C., Allen, M., Betteridge, L., Wood, C., Morrison, H., Salotti, M., Hansen, G., Slack-Smith, S. and Fromont, J. (2016). Marine biodiversity in temperate Western Australia: multi-taxon surveys of Minden and Roe Reefs. Diversity 8: 7.

Fromont, J., Abdul Wahab, M.A., Gomez, O., Ekins, M., Grol, M. and Hooper, J.N.A. (2016) Patterns of Sponge Biodiversity in the Pilbara, Northwestern Australia. Diversity. 8, 4, 21 https://www.mdpi.com/1424-2818/8/4/21.


Selected publications (pre-2016)


Fromont, J., Althaus, F., McEnnulty, F.R., Williams, A., Salotti, M., Gomez, O. and Gowlett-Holmes, K. (2011) Living on the edge: the sponge fauna of Australia’s southwestern and northwestern deep continental margin. Hydrobiologia 687, 127–142 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-011-0845-7