Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • yellow


  • spherical
  • vase


  • tough

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas

Aiolochroia crassa -“yellow spherical morphotype”

Notes: Yellow spherical masses with scattered collared non-elevated oscules and low nodules (tops of ascending skeletal fibers). Sometimes there are large apical atria, conforming a vase. It status as a species separate from A. crassa Hyatt, 1875, needs to be evaluated.

Author Reference: (Hyatt, 1875)


Link: World Porifera Database