Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • black


  • massive


  • crumbly
  • soft
  • tough

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas

Asteropus niger

Notes: Massive, tough, with oscules in groups, shiny black externally and internally, surface rough. Spicules are long and very small oxeas, sanidasters and slender asters.

Author Reference: Hajdu & van Soest, 1992


Link: World Porifera Database