PORIFERA : HADROMERIDA : SuberitidaeSPONGES

Protosuberites denhartogi van Soest & De Kluijver, 2003


Description: Formerly known as Prosuberites epiphytum. This sponge forms thin translucent yellow encrustations beneath boulders. It has a network of excurrent channels which converge on a few oscules.

Habitat: Beneath boulders in places with wave or tidal stream water movement.

Distribution: Western coasts of the British Isles

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=C2500

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