Barrel Sponge (species: Xestospongia testudinaria) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Xestospongia testudinaria
Barrel Sponge

©Anne Hoggett: Xestospongia testudinaria at Cobia Hole, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Barrel Sponge at Lizard Island. External diameter about 70 cm.

©Lyle Vail: Two sponges, possibly juvenile Xestospongia testudinaria, about 5 cm diameter near base of reef slope at South Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Porifera
Class Demospongiae
Order Haplosclerida
Family Petrosiidae
Genus Xestospongia
Species Xestospongia testudinaria



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



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