Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • orange


  • massive


  • crumbly
  • soft

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas

Tedania klausi

Notes: Bright orange to vermillion masses with upright oscular chimneys which have vertical stripes made of inflated canals. The allocation of specimens to either T. klausi or T. ignis (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) was made after the photos were taken, so identification here is tentative. T. ignis does not have the tall oscular chimneys; oscules lie on lower cones or flush to the surface.

Author Reference: Wulff, 2006


Link: World Porifera Database