Spheciospongia sp. indet. 2

Fassbender, Nico, Stefanoudis, Paris V, Filander, Zoleka Nontlantla, Gendron, Gilberte, Mah, Christopher L, Mattio, Lydiane, Mortimer, Jeanne A, Moura, Carlos J, Samaai, Toufiek, Samimi-Namin, Kaveh, Wagner, Daniel, Walton, Rowana & Woodall, Lucy C, 2021, Reef benthos of Seychelles - A field guide, Biodiversity Data Journal 9, pp. 65970-65970 : 65970

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Spheciospongia sp. indet. 2


Spheciospongia sp. indet. 2


Type status: Other material. Taxon: scientificName: Spheciospongia sp. 2; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Porifera; class: Demospongiae; order: Clionaida; family: Clionaidae; genus: Spheciospongia; scientificNameAuthorship: Marshall, 1892; Location: waterBody: Indian Ocean; country: Seychelles; locality: Aldabra N 1, Aldabra W 1, D'Arros N 1 ; minimumDepthInMeters: 10.2 m; maximumDepthInMeters: 72 m; locationRemarks: First Descent : Seychelles Expedition ; Identification : identifiedBy: Nico Fassbender , Toufiek Samaai , Paris Stefanoudis ; dateIdentified: Nico Fassbender , Toufiek Samaai , Paris Stefanoudis ; identificationRemarks: 2019, 2020; Event : samplingProtocol: Submersible OR Remotely Operated Vehicle OR SCUBA; Record Level: basisOfRecord: Human observation


Thickly encrusting sponges with groups of tubes clustered around one or two central, conspicuous, volcano-shaped main tubes with multiple oscules. Maximum recorded size: 50 cm across. Surface undulating and texture tough. From the top, the sponge looks like a volcano. Colour is green (Fig. 154).