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Haliclona angulata (Bowerbank, 1866)


Haliclona angulata

Description: This sponge has a characteristic translucent appearance. It forms irregular massive lumps typically 6 to 10cm in extent. Normally there are several fistular processes.

Habitat: Shallow sublittoral, open coast.

Distribution: Southern species in the British Isles, Cornwall and Channel Isles.

Similar Species: Haliclona fistulosa is similar but has a more solid, white appearance.

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). Haliclona angulata (Bowerbank, 1866). [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=C8550 Accessed on 2017-07-27

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