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Crella (Yvesia) rosea (Topsent, 1892)

Rosy horny sponge

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Crella (Yvesia) rosea

Ria d’Etel, France, 7 meters, 2012, WBN

Crella (Yvesia) rosea

Ria d’Etel, France, 8 meters, 2011, WBN

Crella (Yvesia) rosea

Ria d’Etel, France, 8 meters, 2011, WBN

Crella (Yvesia) rosea

Ria d’Etel, France, 10 meters, 2007, WBN

Description

Crella (Yvesia) rosea is an encrusting to massive sponge of orange-pink to ocher-yellow colour that may reach 20-30 cm long. Its outlines are irregular, covered with lobes and depressions which gives it a very irregular shape and which allows many species, brittle stars, annelids... to find refuge there. Its surface is lumpy, covered with a thin membrane which reveals by transparency many darker superficial channels. The oscules are numerous, large, rounded or more or less elongated. They are essentially distributed over the upper lobes.

Distribution

Crella (Yvesia) rosea likes strong currents and nutrient-rich waters. It is therefore a species that is commonly encountered in estuaries but also in coastal areas between 5 and 100 meters deep. It lives in the northeast Atlantic from Ireland to Portugal and the Western Mediterranean.

Classification

Source : World Register of Marine Species
Dernière mise à jour 24-11-2022

Animalia (Kingdom)
Porifera (Phylum)
Demospongiae (Class)
Heteroscleromorpha (Subclass)
Poecilosclerida (Order)
Crellidae (Family)
Crella (Genus)
Crella (Yvesia) (Subgenus)
Crella (Yvesia) rosea (Species)

Glossaire de la page

Oscule : opening generally quite visible, through which sponges expel water they have filtered to extract food particles.

Authors

Text : Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat, Anne Bay-Nouailhat © 2023 - 2023.

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 : Crella (Yvesia) rosea (Topsent, 1892) in GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/39omei accessed via GBIF.org on 2023-09-24.

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Classification

Source : World Register of Marine Species


Dernière mise à jour 24-11-2022

Animalia (Kingdom)
Porifera (Phylum)
Demospongiae (Class)
Heteroscleromorpha (Subclass)
Poecilosclerida (Order)
Crellidae (Family)
Crella (Genus)
Crella (Yvesia) (Subgenus)
Crella (Yvesia) rosea (Species)

Guide des Tuniciers

Page glossary

Oscule : opening generally quite visible, through which sponges expel water they have filtered to extract food particles.

Authors

Text : Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat, Anne Bay-Nouailhat © 2023 - 2023.

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

How to cite this page

Bay-Nouailhat W., Bay-Nouailhat A., February 2023, Description of Crella (Yvesia) rosea, [On line] https://european-marine-life.org/02/crella-(yvesia)-rosea.php, consulted on 2023 September 24.

Authors

Photographie de Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat

Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat

Diver - Naturalist
Underwater Photographer

Photographie de Anne Bay-Nouailhat

Anne Bay-Nouailhat

Project manager in marine environment
Professional diver - Naturalist

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