Classification: Phylum Porifera (Sponges)


Number of items: 89.

?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

Black bellied rosefish (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: Resting next to sponge & sea star

Black bellied rosefish and sponges, NWAD development West of Shetland (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > North West Area Development (NWAD)
North Sea > West of Shetland > North West Area Development (NWAD)

Depth (m): 350

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 (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: Resting

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 (Phakellia?) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: Attached to rock

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

Depth (m): 600
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

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

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: Attatched to rock near colony of urchins

Bracket shaped sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: Attached, umbilical

Bracket shaped sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: Attached

Bracket shaped sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 395
Behaviour: Attached

Bracket shaped sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Indian > Arabian Sea > India KKD-1
Depth (m): 2600
Behaviour: Colony attached

Bracket shaped sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 350
Behaviour: Attached to rock

Bracket shaped sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 350
Behaviour: Attached to rock

Bracket shaped sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 350
Behaviour: Attached

Bracket shaped sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 350
Behaviour: Attached to rock, ROV arm

Bracket shaped sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 350
Behaviour: Attached

Bracket shaped sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: Attached to seafloor

Branched sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 650
Behaviour: Attached

Branched sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: Attached

Branched sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: Attached, hiding, sheltering

Branched sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: Attached to sediment with Squat Lobster

Branched sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 395
Behaviour: Attached to seafloor

Branched sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 395
Behaviour: Attached

Branched sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 395
Behaviour: Attached, hiding, sheltering

Branched sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 350
Behaviour: Attached to rock

Chamber sponge (1 file)
Site: Indian > Arabian Sea > India KKD-1
Depth (m): 2600
Behaviour: Attached

Chamber sponge (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: Attached to seafloor along with bracket sponge?

Chamber sponge (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 650
Behaviour: Prawn crawling over sponge

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

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

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

Mesh-like sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 650
Behaviour: Attached to rock with prawns & anemone

Mesh-like sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Gulf of Mexico > Jack
Depth (m): 2150
Behaviour: Attached, feeding

Orange sponge (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Northern Tropical Atlantic > Tiof
Depth (m): 1114.6m
Behaviour: An unidentified orange sponge on the seabed.

Porifera (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -1359.42

Porifera (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -1283.57

Porifera (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -1368.99

Porifera (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -3051.32

Porifera (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -3043.77

Porifera (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -3175.5

Porifera (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -1496.86

Porifera (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -1479.74

Porifera (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -1337.88

Porifera (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 192

Porifera Brown Lamellate (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 226

Porifera Cup (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 191

Porifera Cup (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 187

Porifera Cup (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 226

Porifera Orange Branching (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 227

Porifera Orange Branching (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 227

Porifera Orange Lobose (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 226

Porifera Orange Lobose (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 229

Porifera Spherical (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 192

Porifera Tan Columnar (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 219

Porifera White Lamellate (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 190

Porifera Yellow Branching (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 219

Porifera Yellow Columnar (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 228

Porifera Yellow Lobose (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 187

Porifera Yellow Spherical (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 191

Prawn (coldwater) on sponge (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: Crawling on a sponge

Rounded sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: Resting, swimming

Sea spider on tubular 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
Behaviour: The sea spider is feeding on the sponge

Spherical yellow sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 650
Behaviour: Resting

Spherical yellow sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 650
Behaviour: Attached

Spikey Sea Cucumber (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: Group of two, travelling, feeding with sponge, fish,sea star

Sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: Attached to seafloor

Sponge Antho dichotoma (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: Attached to seafloor

Sponge, unidentified (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Dalsnuten
Depth (m): 1452

Sponges (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: Attached alongside squat lobster

Stalked sponge (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 650
Behaviour: Attached to seabed

Stalked sponge (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 650
Behaviour: Attached to sea floor

Tower sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: Attached to seafloor

Transparent sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 650
Behaviour: Attached to seafloor

Transparent sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 650
Behaviour: Attached to seafloor

Transparent sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 395
Behaviour: Attached

Unidentified sponge (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: Attatched to rock

Unidentified sponge (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: On sea bed with cryptic galatheid crustacean

Unidentified sponge in the North Sea (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea
North Sea

Depth (m): 165
Behaviour: Attached to seabed

Unidentified sponges probably Phakellia ventilabrum and Antho dichotoma (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: Attached to seafloor with branched organism (potential stylasterine or sponge)

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

Depth (m): 1050
Behaviour: Attached to boulder apparently feeding

Yellow sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: Attached

Yellow sponge (unidentified) (2 files)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: Encrusting on rock

Yellow sponge (unidentified) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 350
Behaviour: Beside sponge

This list was generated on Sun Sep 21 08:01:21 BST 2014.


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