Spongia officinalis

Spongia officinalis Linnaeus, 1759

Languages: English

Overview

Comprehensive Description

'Cup shaped body with a black or dark skin. The oscules are situated on the floor of the cup. Groups of pores on the outer surface lead by short fine canals into spaces just below the skin;' (British Museum (Natural History) 1902) 

Author(s): Wolf, Elizabeth
Rights holder(s): Wolf, Elizabeth

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

Usually found in intertidal zones at water's edge.

Author(s): Wolf, Elizabeth
Rights holder(s): Wolf, Elizabeth

References

[Anonymous] (1902).  Guide to the Coral Gallery .
Gammill, E. R. (1997).  Identification of Coral Reef Sponges. Tampa, Florida: Providence Marine Publishing, Inc.