Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • brown


  • branching


  • soft

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas

Callyspongia strongylophora

Notes: A tangled mass of thin, brown, elastic branches. Not to be confused with Haliclona ?ruetzleri de Weerdt, 2002, also pictured here, which has thinner branches, is softer, and has an unispicular reticulation of oxea spicules (compared to a reticulation of spongin fibers with cored spicules typical of Callyspongia in C. strongylophora).

Author Reference: Hartman, 1955


Link: World Porifera Database