Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • yellow


  • branching
  • encrusting
  • lobate
  • massive
  • tube


  • soft

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas
  • Colombia

Biemna caribea

Notes: Also known from the Caribbean as Biemna tubulata Dendy, 1905 (but is an Indian Ocean name). Yellow encrustations or oscular masses or sprawling tubules and branches. It grows on mangrove stilt roots or erect substrata on lagoonal environments.

Author Reference: Pulitzer-Finali, 1986


Link: World Porifera Database