Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • red
  • pink-lilac


  • encrusting
  • lobate
  • massive
  • tube


  • soft
  • tough

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas
  • United States

Igernella notabilis

Notes: Originally placed under genus Euryades. Also known as Darwinella joyeuxi Topsent, 1889. Bright pink cushions or clumped branches-lobes with upper oscules. The color looks solid throughout the tissue. It has characteristic diactine and triactine spongin filaments that look like soft spicules.

Author Reference: (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864)


Link: World Porifera Database