PORIFERA : AXINELLIDA : RaspailiidaeSPONGES

Endectyon delaubenfelsi Burton, 1930


Endectyon delaubenfelsi

Description: A small, branching, erect sponge, bright yellow-orange in colour. The branches are slighlty flattened.

Habitat: Usually below 20 m depth in sponge rich habitats on steep bedrock surfaces with some sand scour.

Distribution: From the south coast of England to the French coast and further south.

Similar Species: Similar in shape to Stelligera rigida, but Endectyon has a substantial stalk at the base. Often found in the same habitat as several yellow Axinellid sponges.

Key Identification Features:

Distribution Map: NBN map : National Biodiversity Network mapping facility, data for UK.

WoRMS: Species record : World Register of Marine Species.

iNaturalist: Species account : iNaturalist World Species Observations database



 Picton, B.E. & Morrow, C.C. (2016). Endectyon delaubenfelsi Burton, 1930. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland.
https://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=C4380 Accessed on 2024-06-24

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