Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • red
  • orange


  • encrusting


  • soft

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas

Clathria (Microciona) spinosa

Notes: Bright orange encrustations with smooth to spiny surface. Frequently found under platy corals, with their oscules showing up at the coral plate edge, in a way similar to Mycale laevis (Carter, 1882), also pictured here.

Author Reference: Wilson, 1902


Link: World Porifera Database