Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:

Color:

  • yellow
  • cinnamon-tan

Morphology:

  • papillated

Consistency:

  • tough

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas

Cliona sp.-“amber papillae”

Notes: Excavating sponge. Amber brown-tan papillae. One specimen has tylostyles and thick spirasters; the other specimen only has tylostyles. It may be a young form of Cliona varians (Duch. & Mich., 1864), also pictured, but it needs to be compared with C. flavifodina Rützler, 1974 and C. paucispina Rützler, 1974, which we have not yet found.