Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • brown


  • branching
  • fan
  • lobate
  • vase


  • tough

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas

Agelas dispar

Notes: Brown, massive, lobate, club-shaped, fan-shaped. Surface pierced by numerous round to elongated-contorted holes, interspersed between round oscules with slightly elevated collars. Club shaped, thin individuals can be confused with Agelas cervicornis<(i> (Schmidt, 1870), also pictured here, which is branching and usually thinner. Spicules are acanthostyles.

Author Reference: (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864)


Link: World Porifera Database