Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Location: Plana Cays, Bahamas
  • Habitat: deep reef
  • Photographer: Sven Zea
  • Picture Taken On: 2004-06-24 08:43:53
  • Picture Notes: no image notes
  • Color: cinnamon-tan
  • Morphology: vase
  • Consistency: crumbly, soft

Spicule Images: a), b) Strongyles at two different magnifications, with thinner, developmental stages tending to be oxeote; c) endings of spicules. Sample from the Bahamas.

Tissue Image: a) Perpendicular section at the surface; b) tangential view of the surface; c) perpendicular section at the surface; d) view of the deeper choanosome. Sample from the Bahamas.