A sponge (Adreus fascicularis)
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|Other common names||-||Synonyms||Dictyocylindrus fascicularis (Bowerbank, 1866)|
Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandRare around the southwest coast of England, reported from Lyme Bay, Dorset, Plymouth, Devon and around the coast of Lundy.
HabitatFound sublittorally, at a depth of 10 - 30 m, on sand-covered rock.
- An arborescent sponge growing up to about 12 cm in height.
- The slender, cylindrical branches are smooth.
- Amber-yellow in colour.
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Bowerbank, J.S., 1865. A monograph of the British Spongiadae, vol. II. London: Ray Society.
Bowerbank, J.S., 1874. A monograph of the British Spongiadae, vol. lll. London: Hardwicke.
Hiscock, K., Stone, S.M.K. & George, J.D., 1983. The marine fauna of Lundy. Porifera (sponges): a preliminary study. Report of the Lundy Field Society, 134, 16-35.
Howson, C.M. & Picton, B.E., 1997. The species directory of the marine fauna and flora of the British Isles and surrounding seas. Belfast: Ulster Museum. [Ulster Museum publication, no. 276.]
JNCC (Joint Nature Conservation Committee), 1999. Marine Environment Resource Mapping And Information Database (MERMAID): Marine Nature Conservation Review Survey Database. [on-line] http://www.jncc.gov.uk/mermaid
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Last Updated: 21/06/2002