PORIFERA : HADROMERIDA : PolymastiidaeSPONGES

Quasillina brevis (Bowerbank, 1866)


Quasillina brevis

Description: This sponge consists of a stalked, ovoid body with a single terminal oscule. It is pale yellow in colour and looks like a juvenile specimen of a Polymastia.

Habitat: This is a deep water species only rarely encountered by divers. It has been found recently on flat limestone reefs at 40m off the west coast of Ireland.

Key Identification Features:

Distribution Map from NBN: Interactive map : National Biodiversity Network mapping facility, data for UK.

WoRMS: Species record : World Register of Marine Species.



 Picton, B.E. & Morrow, C.C. (2016). Quasillina brevis (Bowerbank, 1866). [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=C2740 Accessed on 2017-09-21

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