Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • brown


  • massive


  • crumbly

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas
  • Colombia

Biemna cribaria

Notes: Light brown, rather circular sponge that lives partially buried in sediments; surface with irregular processes, and elevated oscular areas with shallow internal exhalant canals. It is reminiscent of dirty old cow dung. Also known as Biemna oxeata van Soest & Stentoft, 1988.

Author Reference: Alcolado & Gotera, 1986


Link: World Porifera Database