General Description

A pale yellow, orange to brown sponge species, lobate to flabelliform (fan-shaped). Size of about 50 cm.


Sponges in this genus group often incorporate large amounts of sand and broken spicule fragments (tiny needle-like structures) into their skeletons, which have been drawn in with the incurrent of seawater.


New Zealand and Victoria.


Reef and jetty areas, at depths of 1-100 m.

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