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Geodia barretti Bowerbank, 1858


Geodia barretti

Description: Massive rounded sponge with large round preoscule which has a sieve-like structure inside it. Grey or off-white in colour.

Habitat: Mostly found in deep water, but as shallow as 20m in Norwegian fjords.

Distribution: Reported from NW Spain to Norway, but apparently not from Britain or Ireland.



 Picton, B.E. & Morrow, C.C. (2016). Geodia barretti Bowerbank, 1858. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=C1770 Accessed on 2017-09-21

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