Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • yellow
  • green


  • fan
  • massive
  • spherical


  • soft
  • tough

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas

Stelletta kallitetilla

Notes: Originally described under genus Myriastra. Gobular to massive, tough sponge, bright yellow-green to dark green, growing on mangrove stilt roots or on sand-sea grass beds. There may be a top oscule. Surface usually nodulose, but can be even, hispid; can also be clean or heavily fouled. The identify of one of our specimens was confirmed by Paco Cárdenas, who has been working on the genus for some time.

Author Reference: (de Laubenfels, 1936)


Link: World Porifera Database