Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

A branching-erect, dark brown coloured sponge. The branching is typically irregular, in all planes and rarely fused. The surface of the sponge is bristly with hairs of uniform length which trap particles of silt. This is the only dark brown, branched, bristly sponge which is common, but beware other rarer Raspailia species whose live appearance is currently unknown.
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Distribution

Recently known from scattered localities all around the British Isles but apparently absent from the North Sea.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 127 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 18 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 76
  Temperature range (°C): 10.938 - 12.270
  Nitrate (umol/L): 4.820 - 8.324
  Salinity (PPS): 35.218 - 35.352
  Oxygen (ml/l): 6.013 - 6.213
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.373 - 0.574
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.311 - 2.990

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 76

Temperature range (°C): 10.938 - 12.270

Nitrate (umol/L): 4.820 - 8.324

Salinity (PPS): 35.218 - 35.352

Oxygen (ml/l): 6.013 - 6.213

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.373 - 0.574

Silicate (umol/l): 2.311 - 2.990
 
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Common on sublittoral rock and boulders from moderately exposed to sheltered sites with some current.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Raspailia ramosa

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Raspailia ramosa

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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