Sponge Guide

UNCW National Science Foundation Valdosta State University Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Observed Characteristics:

Color:

  • yellow

Morphology:

  • papillated

Consistency:

  • tough

Sample Locations:

  • Bahamas

Unidentified -“yellow fistules”

Notes: Material was lost. Fresh section showed algal tissue. Could be Axinyssa flavolivescens Hofman & Kielman, 1992, an excavating and cavity-filling sponge which turns purple when exposed to air and that lacks propper spicules. A. flavolivescens was tentatively transferred to the genus Suberea by Valderrama & Zea (2013) on the basis of having found scattered verongid-like fibers. A detailed study is currently under way.