Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • red
  • yellow
  • cinnamon-tan


  • lobate
  • spherical
  • tube
  • vase


  • hard
  • tough

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas

Aplysina lacunosa

Notes: Creamy yellow to brownish vases or tubes, riddled with roundish holes; usually hard. Not to be confused with Suberea sp.-“soft Aplysina lacunosa“, which has mistakenly been included within this species in the past.

Author Reference: (Lamarck, 1814)


Link: World Porifera Database