Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • brown
  • cinnamon-tan


  • branching
  • fan


  • tough

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas

Agelas cervicornis

Notes: Brown, thin to thicker, smooth to undulate, erect branches with scattered oscules. Spicules are acanthostyles. May be confused with club-shaped individuals of Agelas dispar (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864), also pictured here, which are thicker. Also with flat-branched individuals of Agelas dilatata Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864), pictured here, which usually are lighter in color (tan) and arise from a wider base (A. cervicornis usually arise from a narrow base).

Author Reference: (Schmidt, 1870)

Link: World Porifera Database