Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

This is a massive, encrusting sponge which is inconspicuous due to the fact that it is often covered by other sponges, Parazoanthus anguicomus anemones, etc. If the Stryphnus tissue is visible it may consist of a pale grey porous surface or a dark grey patch. Cutting into the sponge reveals a thin harder exterior and a pale interior. Stelletta grubii can look very like this species in situ, the best distinguishing feature seems to be the thickness of the surface spicule rich layer.
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Distribution

Found all round the British Isles.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 11 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 4.1 - 91

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 4.1 - 91
 
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Vertical walls, overhangs and caves, usually out of the light. Likes some strong water movement, surge or tidal streams.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Stryphnus ponderosus

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: Stryphnus ponderosus

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