Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • blue
  • gray
  • pink-lilac
  • cream


  • branching
  • tube


  • tough

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas
  • United States

Callyspongia fallax

Notes: Bluish or pinkish tubes, usually low, in groups; may be massive or thickly encrusting with oscular mounds; stiffly spongy; tissue clears away easily, leaving the skeleton clean upon squeezing.

Author Reference: Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864


Link: World Porifera Database