Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • yellow
  • orange
  • cinnamon-tan


  • branching


  • tough

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas

Agelas sceptrum

Notes: Withish orange, creeping or erect branches, sometimes flattened or contorted. Oscules dispersed throughout the surface, usually with a collar. Sometimes with dark zoanthids. It can be confused with branching Agelas cervicornis (Schmidt, 1870), which is brown. Spicules acanthostyles.
Author Reference: (Lamarck, 1815)


Link: World Porifera Database