Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • gray
  • pink-lilac


  • bushy
  • massive
  • tube


  • soft

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas

Strongylacidon griseum

Notes: Irregular masses to bushes, with protrusions tending to form or forming tubes with oscules terminated in transparent collars. Often growing on gorgonians. Color light gray to light purple or pink. The skeleton is reinforced by calcareous alga of the Jania type, with megasclere spicules tornotes and microsclere spicules sigmas and chelae. Also known as Strongylacidon osburnensis (George & Wilson, 1929).

Author Reference: (Schmidt, 1870)


Link: World Porifera Database