Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • cream


  • branching


  • soft

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas

Haliclona (Soestella) ?twincayensis

Notes: Whitish-creamy branches, rather soft and limp. Identification remains tentative until further material can be analyzed and comparisons can be made. It has slightly shorter spicules and it is softer than H. magnifica de Weerdt, Rützler & Smith, 1991 collected in the same area.

Author Reference: de Weerdt, Rützler & Smith, 1991


Link: World Porifera Database