Heterochone calyx

Alternate names: elongate goiter sponge

Author: (Schulze, 1886)


General: Dark yellow to cream-colored. Large internal pores, leading to "drooping" external nodules with visible holes (1-3 in them). Some specimens have basal rhizome-like prolongations.

Geographic Information

Habitat description: Benthic, hard substrate.

Additional Information


Encyclopedia of Life

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National Center for Biotechnology Information

Hooper, J.N.A., R.W.M. Van Soest, and P. Willenz, Eds. (2003). Systema porifera: A guide to the classification of sponges. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., New York, NY, 1708 pp.

Citation: Heterochone calyx ((Schulze, 1886)) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Heterochone%20calyx. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-10-22.
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