Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • blue
  • pink-lilac


  • branching
  • bushy
  • encrusting
  • lobate
  • massive
  • tube


  • soft

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas

Dysidea etheria

Notes: Usually made of soft, erect and tangled branches, rather transparent, navy blue; scattered oscules with transparent collars; when oscules are on top of branches, they appear as tubes. Can be also encrusting or massive.

Author Reference: de Laubenfels, 1936


Link: World Porifera Database