PORIFERA : HADROMERIDA : SuberitidaeSPONGES

Pseudosuberites sulphureus (Bean, 1866)


Description: Very thin orange-yellow crust. This sponge forms extensive sheets under intertidal boulders.

Habitat: Usually found beneath intertidal boulders in areas of strong water flow.

Distribution: Shetlands, North Sea coast (Scarborough), SW Ireland, Guernsey, Roscoff.

Key Identification Features:

Distribution Map from BioMar data for Ireland - Google Earth map:  download this placemark (not got Google Earth installed?)

Distribution Map from NBN: Grid map (fast) : Interactive map (slow, requires login to view records) : National Biodiversity Network mapping facility, data for UK.


 Picton, B.E. & Morrow, C.C., 2010. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=C2400

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