Chondrocladia gigantea

Chondrocladia gigantea


The giant clubsponge. A stalked demosponge found living on soft sediment at depths of 240-1600 m.

Item Type:Image
Title:Chondrocladia gigantea
Creator(s):Gates, Andrew
Identification:Gates, Andrew
Date:11 July 2007
Copyright:SERPENT Project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera (Sponges), Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera (Sponges) > Class Demospongiae
Species:Chondrocladia gigantea
Behaviour:Sessile organism
Site:Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Rosebank
North Sea > West of Shetland > Rosebank
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1085
Latitude:60 deg 59' 33" N
Longitude:3 deg 49' 49" E
Substratum:deep-sea mud
Rig:Transocean Rather
Project Partners:Chevron, Subsea 7, Transocean
ROV:Centurion 05 HD (work class)
Keywords:giant club sponge
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:12 July 2007

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