Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • yellow
  • cinnamon-tan


  • branching
  • bushy
  • lobate


  • tough

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas

Cervicornia cuspidifera

Notes: Tan or mustard yellow, antler like, erect irregular cylinders arising from the sandy or rubble bottom, single or in groups. There is a large portion buried under the substratum. Formerly placed under genus Spheciospongia, and also known erroneously as Xestospongia tierneyi (see Wiedenmayer, 1977 and Vicente et al., 1991), although the original Prianos tierneyi de Laubenfels, 1934 is a junior synonym of Spheciospongia vesparium (Lamarck, 1815).

Author Reference: (Lamarck, 1815)


Link: World Porifera Database