Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • orange
  • orange-yellow


  • encrusting


  • soft

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas
  • United States

Scopalina ruetzleri

Notes: Originally described under genus Ulosa. Rather soft and fluffy orange to orange-yellow cushions. Surface conulose, rather transparent, with scatered and membranous oscules. Naturally shrunk specimens look less transparent and show tufts of spicules at the tip of conules. It may be confused in the field with Prosuberites laughlini (Díaz, Alvarez & van Soest, 1987), also pictured here.

Author Reference: (Wiedenmayer, 1977)


Link: World Porifera Database