Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • orange
  • orange-yellow


  • massive
  • spherical


  • crumbly

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas

Clathria (Clathria) faviformis

Notes: Orange-yellow irregular masses with rugose surface, often growing among algae in vertical cliffs; crumbly. It may be confused with massive or cavity-filling specimens of Agelas citrina Alcolado, 1987, which are tougher.

Author Reference: Lehnert & van Soest, 1996


Link: World Porifera Database