Aaptos papillata

Pink tip sponge

Aaptos papillata

Glénan Archipelago, France, 16 meters, 2004, WBN


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.


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

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Données de distribution : Aaptos papillata in GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2022-08-15.


Source : World Register of Marine Species

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Text : Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat © 2004 - 2022.

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

How to cite this page

Bay-Nouailhat W., april 2004, Description of Aaptos papillata, [On line], consulted on 2022 August 15.


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