Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:


  • red
  • white
  • orange


  • branching
  • encrusting


  • tough

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas
  • United States

Clathria (Thalysias) virgultosa

Notes: Previously known as Clathria (Thalysias) juniperina (Lamarck, 1814) and also Rhaphidophlus juniperinus. Red, erect to repent branches, single or ramified; scattered oscules; surface nodulose. There are thickly encrusting specimens in high energy environments (shallow wave-exposed or in tidal currents).

Author Reference: (Lamarck, 1814)


Link: World Porifera Database