|PORIFERA : LEUCOSOLENIIDA : Grantiidae||SPONGES|
Description: A firm white sponge forming irregularly shaped lumps. Its appearance is unlike other calcareous sponges. There are a few conspicuous oscules which have raised rims and are rather irregualrly placed on the sponge.
Habitat: On rock in shallow water amongst red algae in fairly exposed open coast sites.
Distribution: May be confined to SW England, rarely reported and possibly uncommon.
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). Leucandra gossei (Bowerbank, 1862). [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. |
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=C560 Accessed on 2018-12-13
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