Farrea truncata

Alternate names: stalked ruffled sponge

Author: H.M. Reiswig, 2014

Description

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.



References

Encyclopedia 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.
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