Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • blue
  • gray


  • encrusting


  • tough

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas

Chondrilla sp.-“cave, grayish morphotype”

Notes: Gray encrutation with paler oscular areas. Found in deep reef caves. It has a reticulation of spicules in the dermis, which is generally absent in the other Chondrilla morphotypes; spicules tend to be stouter than the other Chondrilla of The Bahamas.