Farrea truncata

Alternate names: stalked ruffled sponge

Author: H.M. Reiswig, 2014


General: Body bush-like in shape and sparsely branched. Body bears eight ruffly fronds, with initial branching occurring just above the basal disc. Truncate clavules are unique to this species.

Size: Individual branch length to 42 cm.

Geographic Information

Habitat description: Benthic. Known from seamounts.

Additional Information

Color: White, turning brown when dead.


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Reiswig, H.M. (2014). Six new species of glass sponges (Porifera: Hexactinellida) from the north-eastern Pacific Ocean. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 94: 267-284. http://doi.org/10.1017/s0025315413000210

Citation: Farrea truncata (H.M. Reiswig, 2014) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Farrea%20truncata. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-08-18.
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