Leucandra gossei (Bowerbank, 1862)

Leucandra gossei

Description: A firm white sponge forming irregularly shaped lumps. Its appearance is unlike other calcareous sponges. There are a few conspicuous oscules which have raised rims and are rather irregualrly placed on the sponge.

Habitat: On rock in shallow water amongst red algae in fairly exposed open coast sites.

Distribution: May be confined to SW England, rarely reported and possibly uncommon.

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). Leucandra gossei (Bowerbank, 1862). [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland.
https://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=C560 Accessed on 2023-12-10

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