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Adreus fascicularis (Bowerbank, 1866)

Adreus

Adreus fascicularis

Glénan Archipelago, France, 19 meters, 2004, WBN

Adreus fascicularis

Glénan Archipelago, France, 16 meters, 2010, WBN

Adreus fascicularis

Glénan Archipelago, France, 18 meters, 2010, WBN

Description

Adreus fascicularis is an arborescent sponge from 10 to 25 cm in height. The branches, usually ramifying in a plan have a diameter from 6 to 8 mm and are tip-tapered. They are smooth, firm to the touch and slightly striated longitudinally. The colour is yellow with the tip of the branches generally brownish. They live attached to rocks, generally on clear horizontal surfaces covered by sand, the base and some branches may be hidden.

Similar to

Many erected species look similar; its distinctive characteristics are branches with darker and tapering tips.

Distribution

Adreus fascicularis is found around 20 m deep, in the Atlantic Ocean down to the North of Spain and in the English Channel.

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

Données de distribution : Adreus fascicularis (Bowerbank, 1866) in GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/39omei accessed via GBIF.org on 2020-09-29.

Classification

Source : World Register of Marine Species


Biota (Superdomain)
Animalia (Kingdom)
Porifera (Phylum)
Demospongiae (Class)
Heteroscleromorpha (Subclass)
Tethyida (Order)
Hemiasterellidae (Family)
Adreus (Genus)
Adreus fascicularis (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 : Adreus fascicularis (Bowerbank, 1866) in GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/39omei accessed via GBIF.org on 2020-09-29.

How to cite this page

Bay-Nouailhat W., april 2004, Description of Adreus fascicularis, [On line] http://european-marine-life.org/02/adreus-fascicularis.php, consulted on 2020 September 29.

Author

Photographie de Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat

Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat

Diver - Naturalist
Underwater Photographer

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