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Aaptos papillata (Keller, 1880)

Pink tip sponge

Aaptos papillata

Glénan Archipelago, France, 16 meters, 2004, WBN

Description

Aaptos papillata s a sponge with a cushion-shaped base covered with short rounded nipples and reaching 10 to 50 cm in diameter. Its colour varies from pink to purplish pink, nipples being paler. Pink tit-sponges are attached to rocks, they are often covered with sand and only the outgrowths emerge from it.

Distribution

Aaptos papillata is recorded from the English Channel, the Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea.

Image satellite: © Esri, DigitalGlobe, GeoEye, Earthstar Geographics, CNES/Airbus DS, USDA, USGS, AeroGRID, IGN, and the GIS User Community.

Données de distribution : Aaptos papillata (Keller, 1880) in GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/39omei accessed via GBIF.org on 2020-10-20.

Classification

Source : World Register of Marine Species


Biota (Superdomain)
Animalia (Kingdom)
Porifera (Phylum)
Demospongiae (Class)
Heteroscleromorpha (Subclass)
Suberitida (Order)
Suberitidae (Family)
Aaptos (Genus)
Aaptos papillata (Species)

Authors

Text : Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat © 2004 - 2020.

Photos : © Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat. Published with his kind permission
Websites and reference works : Consult bibliography

Image satellite: © Esri, DigitalGlobe, GeoEye, Earthstar Geographics, CNES/Airbus DS, USDA, USGS, AeroGRID, IGN, and the GIS User Community.

Données de distribution : Aaptos papillata (Keller, 1880) in GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/39omei accessed via GBIF.org on 2020-10-20.

How to cite this page

Bay-Nouailhat W., april 2004, Description of Aaptos papillata, [On line] http://european-marine-life.org/02/aaptos-papillata.php, consulted on 2020 October 20.

Author

Photographie de Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat

Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat

Diver - Naturalist
Underwater Photographer

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