Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • yellow


  • spherical


  • tough

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas

Cinachyrella apion

Notes: Spherical sponges living on lagoon sediments, relatively small (those seen were max 3-4 cm in diameter), heavily fouled by algae and covered by silt, which hide the internal yellow color. A few round apertures (oscule or pore fields) irregularly scattered. It is distinguished from the other Cinachyrella species by having rhaphide spicules (thin hair-like).

Author Reference: (Uliczka, 1929)


Link: World Porifera Database