Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • orange


  • branching
  • encrusting
  • lobate
  • papillated
  • tube


  • tough

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas
  • United States

Agelas schmidti

Notes: Thin-walled, orange thin tubes and lobes arising from a crevice-filling mass. It may be a variation of Agelas sventres Lehnert & van Soest, 1996, also pictured here. Agelas wiedenmayeri Alcolado, 1984, pictured here, also has tubes arising from the substratum, but these are brown. Spicules are acanthostyles.

Author Reference: Wilson, 1902


Link: World Porifera Database