Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • green
  • black


  • massive


  • crumbly
  • soft

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas

Halichondria (Halichondria) melanodocia

Notes: Black or dark gray irregular cushions,with greenish tinges, rather crumbly, with a few slighlty elevated oscules; skin a bit leathery, with visible reticulation of tangentially placed spicules, which can be detached. It grows on mangrove roots and seagrass beds.

Author Reference: de Laubenfels, 1936


Link: World Porifera Database