Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Location: Northern Exuma Cays, Bahamas
  • Habitat: deep reef
  • Photographer: Sven Zea
  • Picture Taken On: 2010-07-11 20:02:18
  • Picture Notes: Orange sponge in the foreground is Axinella morchella.
  • Color: orange-yellow
  • Morphology: tube
  • Consistency: soft

Spicule Images: a) Styles II; b) styles I; c) ends of styles I; d) ends of oxea; e) oxea. Sample from the Bahamas.

Tissue Images: a) Longitudinal section of a tube (external surface on the right); b) magnification of he choanosome; c) magnification at the surface. Sample from the Bahamas.