Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • green
  • orange


  • encrusting


  • hard

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas

Desmanthus incrustans

Notes: Thinly encrusting, dark orange, as a hard crust with an hispid surface, owing respectively to its Lithisthid skeleton of basal desmas (articulated reticulation of silicon spicules) and erect protruding spicules (styles). Looks geen when deep underwater.

Author Reference: (Topsent, 1889)


Link: World Porifera Database