Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:

Color:

  • orange

Morphology:

  • encrusting

Consistency:

  • hard

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas

Placospongia sp.2 (?intermedia sensu de Laubenfels, 1936b)

Notes: Orange encrusting sponge with the surface covered by irregularly polygonal armor plates. Spaces between plates with soft tissue and oscules. According to the recent review of van Soest (2009), it may correspond to Placospongia intermedia sensu de Laubenfels (1936b), from the Caribbean side of Panama, but detailed comparison of spicules is pending for confirmation.

Author Reference: de Laubenfels, 1936