|PORIFERA : HADROMERIDA : Suberitidae||SPONGES|
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 |
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