PORIFERA : CLATHRINIDA : ClathrinidaeSPONGES

Guancha lacunosa (Bean in Johnston, 1842)


Guancha lacunosa

Description: This sponge looks like a small Clathrina coriacea on a conspicuous stalk. The rounded body consists of a network of anastomosing tubes with a terminal osculum. Normally white or off-white in colour and tiny, usually less than 1cm in size without the stalk.

Habitat: Usually in water below 25m depth, usually in quite silty conditions.

Distribution: Widespread around the British Isles.

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). Guancha lacunosa (Bean in Johnston, 1842). [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=C90 Accessed on 2017-11-24

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