Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • blue
  • gray
  • green


  • massive
  • tube


  • crumbly
  • soft

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas

Lissodendoryx isodictyalis

Notes: Light greenish, bluish to grayish, soft crumbly masses with oscular lobes or tubes, growing on mangrove roots or on the bottom of lagoons or tidal channels. L. isodictyalis and L. carolinensis Wilson, 1911 are similar in external shape and spicule complement and co-occur in some localities of the northern Atlantic. The latter has two instead on one size clase of microsclere spicules sigmas and chelae. Of those specimens in which we examined microscopically they had a single size class of these spicules conforming to L. isodictyalis.

Author Reference: (Carter, 1882)


Link: World Porifera Database