Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • gray
  • green


  • branching
  • fan
  • lobate


  • soft

Sample Locations:

  • United States

Amphimedon sp.-“gray-green branch-ridge”

Notes: Gray-green erect branches, single or in groups; sometimes flattened, looking like and irregular ridge; oscules usually aligned; surface conulose, especially towards the tips. Consistency softly spongy, difficult to tear. Spicules oxea with rather blunt ends. It is probably an undescribed species, although being from South Florida, there may be old names available for it.