species: Carteriospongia foliascens in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Carteriospongia foliascens


©Anne Hoggett: Carteriospongia foliascens at Big Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Carteriospongia foliascens at Big Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Carteriospongia foliascens at Mermaid Cove, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Porifera
Class Demospongiae
Order Dictyoceratida
Family Thorectidae
Genus Carteriospongia
Species Carteriospongia foliascens

Colours

                        

Distinguishing features

A thin-walled, flexible, greyish colony with a warty surface that is usually partly covered with sand. The larger oscules are raised above the surface on bumps.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

  • Bakus, G.J. (1981). Chemical defense mechanisms on the Great Barrier Reef, Science, 211: 497-499. LIRS catalog number 41.
  • Herve, P., R. Derelle, P. Lopez, K. Pick, C. Borchiellini, N. Boury-Esnault, J. Van Vacelet, E. Renard, E. Houliston, E. Queinnec, C. Da Silva, P. Wincker, H. Le Guyader, S. Leys, D.J. Jackson and et al (2008). Phylogenomics revives traditional views on deep animal relationships, Current Biology, 19: 1-7. LIRS catalog number 1216.