|PORIFERA : HADROMERIDA : Raspailiidae||SPONGES|
Description: Raspailia (Syringella) agnata (Topsent, 1896) is an orange erect-stalked species, with hispid compressed branches showing lateral expansions of 2-3 mm wide giving them a somewhat irregular appearance. It may be superficially confused with other hispid orange species such as Stelligera spp. Microscopic examination may easily discriminate this species from such look-a-likes. It is a southern species.
Distribution: Channel Isles and western coasts of France and Spain.
Distribution Map from BioMar data for Ireland - Google Earth map: download this placemark (not got Google Earth installed?)
Distribution Map from NBN: JNCC MNCR Seasearch data - Grid map : Interactive map : 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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