Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • orange


  • papillated


  • soft

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas

Cliona ?peponaca

Notes: Excavating sponge. Orange oscular and inhalant papillae; tylostyle spicules with a well-formed head, no microscleres. Identity pending further revision. May be confused with papillated Cliona delitrix Pang, 1973. also pictured here.

Author Reference: Pang, 1973


Link: World Porifera Database