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Antho dichotoma (Esper, 1794)


Antho dichotoma

Description: Antho dichotoma (Esper, 1791-1794) is a thinly and dichotomously branched sponge with a finely hispid surface. Colour is beige to yellow.

Distribution: Common in deeper waters of NW Europe, especially in the Norwegian fjord area, and the Arctic, having its southern limits along the coasts of Ireland.

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). Antho dichotoma (Esper, 1794). [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=C8340 Accessed on 2017-09-21

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