|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 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). Raspailia agnata Topsent, 1896. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. |
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=C3490 Accessed on 2020-07-16
|Copyright © National Museums of Northern Ireland, 2002-2015|