Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • red
  • orange


  • massive
  • papillated


  • crumbly
  • soft

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas

Tedania ignis

Notes: Bright orange, irregular masses with oscules located in lower mounds. The allocation of specimens to either T. ignis or T. klausi Wulff, 2006 was made after the photos were taken, so identification here is tentative. T. klausi has tall oscular chimneys with vertical inflated canals forming stripes. Very small, crack-filling papillated individuals growing in the open reef are herein arbitrarily refered to T. ignis.

Author Reference: (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864)


Link: World Porifera Database