Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • yellow


  • tube


  • tough

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas
  • Martinique
  • Saint Lucia

Aplysina fistularis

Notes: Yellow tubes, smooth or with little branchelets. In The Bahamas it is difficult to decide when a small specimen with branchelets is A. fistularis or A. insularis (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864), also pictured here. Aggregated tubes were called forma aggregata by Wiedenmayer (1977).

Author Reference: (Pallas, 1766)


Link: World Porifera Database