Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • yellow


  • encrusting
  • massive
  • papillated
  • tube


  • crumbly
  • tough

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas

Siphonodictyon coralliphagum

Notes: Also placed under genus Aka. Excavating, with epilithic bright yellow large papillae; excavating mass soft, fills the entire cavities. It may encrust all the excavated substratum becoming massive. Exudes abundant mucus when handled.

Author Reference: Rützler, 1971


Link: World Porifera Database