Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • yellow
  • green
  • brown
  • purple-violet
  • cinnamon-tan


  • lobate
  • tube
  • vase


  • soft
  • tough

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas
  • Martinique

Verongula reiswigi

Notes: Thick-walled barrels-jugs, single or in groups. Greenish to purplish in the outside, bright yellow inside, turning purple in air. Skeleton is a pithed spongin fiber network forming the walls of a honeycomb, which show on the surface. A sister species is V. gigantea (Hyatt, 1875) (also pictured in this catalogue), whose shape is that of a thin-walled inverted cone.

Author Reference: Alcolado, 1984


Link: World Porifera Database