Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • pink-lilac
  • orange
  • cinnamon-tan


  • tube
  • vase


  • tough

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas

Agelas cerebrum

Notes: Pinkish/orange, thick jugs-tubes; surface with round oscules surrounded by convoluted deep crevices which are rather homogenously distributed throughout the body. May be confused with some Agelas tubulata Lehnert & van Soest, 1996, also pictured here, having some deep crevices or lumps unevenly distributed in parts of the body (some specimens were hard to assign to either A. cerebrum or to A. tubulata), but usually those do not have the oscules or fields of pores among recesses. Spicules are acanthostyles.

Author Reference: Assman, van Soest & Köck, 2001

Link: World Porifera Database