Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • white


  • massive
  • papillated
  • tube


  • crumbly
  • soft

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas
  • Belize
  • United States

Haliclona (Halichoclona) magnifica

Notes: White (with pinkish shades) crispy and crumbly masses with elevated fistules-oscular tubes. Available photos are from Belize and the Florida Cays (material from the Bahamas was examined but no photo was obtained).

Author Reference: de Weerdt, Rützler & Smith, 1991


Link: World Porifera Database