Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • brown
  • orange
  • cinnamon-tan


  • branching
  • fan
  • lobate
  • tube


  • tough

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas
  • Netherland Antilles

Agelas conifera

Notes: Browhish/pinkish/cinnamon orange, laterally fused tubes, running on branches or growing on one another, and usually arising from a single base, forming antlers or clubs. Often with darker zoanthids livion on the skin. May be confused with Agelas tubulata Lehnert & van Soest, 1996, also pictured here, in which the tubes usually arise from the base close to the substratum. Spicules are acanthostyles.

Author Reference: (Schmidt, 1870)


Link: World Porifera Database