Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • purple-violet


  • encrusting


  • soft

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas

Chelonaplysilla “erecta”

Notes: Soft, dark purple cushions-encrustations. Skin looks paler than oscular collars. In the W. Atlantic this species has been named C. erecta (Row, 1911), which is a name for the Red Sea. The Caribbean species needs a new name.

Author Reference: (Row, 1911)


Link: World Porifera Database