Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • blue
  • gray
  • pink-lilac


  • tube
  • vase


  • tough

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas
  • United States

Niphates digitalis

Notes: Thick vases to thin inverted cones, sometimes becoming fans. Light gray with pinkish or bluish hues; surface spiny, especially on the rim of the atrium. Spicules are pointed oxea.

Author Reference: (Lamarck, 1814)


Link: World Porifera Database