|PORIFERA : HOMOSCLEROPHORIDA : Plakinidae||SPONGES|
Description: This sponge forms a thin crust with well-defined loosely adhering, rounded edges to the patch. It is cream in colour with a characteristic mottled appearance caused by thin transparent patches and a wrinkled surface. Oscules are scattered across the surface and have transparent raised rims.
Habitat: Vertical or overhanging rockfaces in the shallow sublittoral, occasionally beneath boulders on shore in tidal rapids.
Distribution: Western coasts of the British Isles, often in sea loughs in moderate tidal streams.
Key Identification Features:
Distribution Map from NBN: Grid map (fast) : Interactive map (slower, requires login to view records) : National Biodiversity Network mapping facility, data for UK.
|Picton, B.E. & Morrow, C.C. (2016). Plakina monolopha Schulze, 1880. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. |
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=C1020 Accessed on 2016-10-24
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