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Spongia officinalis

(Dalmatische Spons;badspons)

Common Names

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Common Names in Dutch:

Dalmatische Spons;badspons

Description

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Habitat

Typically found in the intertidal zone at the water's edge at a mean distance from sea level of -61.94 meters (-203.22 feet).[1]

Taxonomy

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Synonyms

Spongia mollissima Schmidt • Spongia officinalis adriatica Schmidt • Spongia officinalis mediterranea Hyatt • Spongia officinalis tubuliformis Hyatt • Spongia officinalis zimocciformis Hyatt • Spongia quarnerensis Schmidt

Notes

Name Status: Accepted Name .

Comment: Subgenus : Spongia

Last scrutiny: 10-Dec-2005

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Spongia

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 5 species and subspecies in this genus:

S. agaricina (Yellow Sponge) · S. barbara (Yellow Sponge) · S. ceylonensis (Bath Sponge) · S. graminea (Glove Sponge) · S. sterea (Wire Sponge)

More Info

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Further Reading

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Notes

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Contributors

Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal February 29, 2008:

Identifiers

Footnotes

  1. Standard Deviation = 174.380 based on 18 observations. Terrestrial altitude and ocean depth information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-05-08