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.
Habitat description: Benthic. Known from seamounts.
Color: White, turning brown when dead.
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
Tree of Life
World Register of Marine Species
National Center for Biotechnology Information
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 2021-09-24.