Classification: Class Demospongiae


Number of items: 39.

?Geodia sp. (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: Attached to seafloor with another sponge (?Antho sp) at base and sea urchin in background

Antho sp sponge? (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: sessile filter feeder

Antho sp sponge? (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: sessile filter feeder

Antho sp. sponge? (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: Attached to a rock

Blue sponge (Hymedesmia sp) (3 files)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: Rock encrusted with blue and yellow sponges (yellow sponge unidentified); sponge-encrusted rock and Amphipod; sponge-encrusted rock being measured. The upright sponge on the right is probably Phakellia sp.

Blue sponge (Hymedesmia sp.) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 350
Behaviour: filter feeder, encrusted on hard substrates

Blue sponge (Hymedesmia sp.) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 350
Behaviour: encrusting filter feeder. With sea urchin (Echinus sp.)

Blue sponge ?hymedesmia sp.? (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster
North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster

Depth (m): 155

Bracket shaped sponge (?Phakellia sp.) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: Attached to rock

Bracket shaped sponge (probably Phakellia sp.) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: sponge: sessile filter feeder; asteroid: mobile deposit-feeder

Chondrocladia gigantea (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Rosebank
North Sea > West of Shetland > Rosebank

Depth (m): 1085
Behaviour: Sessile organism

Chondrocladia gigantea (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Midnattsol
Depth (m): 928
Behaviour: Sessile organism

Chondrocladia gigantea (0 files)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Midnattsol
Depth (m): 928

Chondrocladia gigantea (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Midnattsol
Depth (m): 928

Chondrocladia gigantea and a cerianthid anemone (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Midnattsol
Depth (m): 928
Behaviour: Feeding

Desmosongiae Orange Encrusting (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 219

Desmosongiae Pink Encrusting (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 293

Desmosongiae Red Encrusting (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 185

Desmosongiae White Encrusting (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 187

Geodia (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -1309.03

Geodia (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -1305.61

Geodia ?atlantica (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: feeding by filtering water

Geodia ?atlantica (4 files)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: sessile filter feeders

Giant club sponge (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Tornado
North Sea > West of Shetland > Tornado

Depth (m): 1050
Behaviour: Attached to seafloor.

Giant club sponge (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Tornado
North Sea > West of Shetland > Tornado

Depth (m): 1050
Behaviour: Attached to seafloor.

Hard substratum communities from Golfinho Mozambique (12 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa
Depth (m): 996
Behaviour: attached to seafloor

Hymedesmia (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 217

Polymastia sp. (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan

Depth (m): 480

Polymastia sp. (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan

Depth (m): 480

Polymastia sp. (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan

Depth (m): 480

Polymastia sp. (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan

Depth (m): 480

Polymastia sponge (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan

Depth (m): 480

Polymastia sponge with Mysid sp. (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan

Depth (m): 480

Sponge (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan

Depth (m): 480

Sponge Asbestopluma bihamatifera (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Tornado
North Sea > West of Shetland > Tornado

Depth (m): 1050
Behaviour: Attached to seafloor. Probably feeding.

Sponge Asbestopluma bihamatifera (0 files)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Tornado
North Sea > West of Shetland > Tornado

Depth (m): 1050
Behaviour: Attached to seafloor. Probably feeding.

Sponge Cladorhiza gelida (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Tornado
North Sea > West of Shetland > Tornado

Depth (m): 1050
Behaviour: Attached to seafloor.

Stalked sponge (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan

Depth (m): 480

Stylocordyla borealis (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Rosebank
North Sea > West of Shetland > Rosebank

Depth (m): 1085
Behaviour: On the seabed

This list was generated on Fri Aug 1 16:00:57 BST 2014.


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