|PORIFERA : AXINELLIDA : Raspailiidae||SPONGES|
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 2023-12-11
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