Corticium acanthastrum   Thomas,  1968 (Sponge)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Porifera
Class: Demospongiae
Order:Homosclerophorida
Family:Plakinidae

Description
Color: Blood red in living condition, turning black in strong alcohol.

It is slightly compressible with flesh-like consistency. Oscules and pores are not seen. The ectosmome is thin and highly charged with candelabra. Endosome with good amount of calthrops scattered irregularly.


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Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Palk Bay INDIA
• INDIA
• Palk Bay INDIA (Depth: 1.5 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Thomas, PA (1968) Studies on Indian Sponges IV. Additions to the genus Corticium schmidt with notes on the distribution of Corticium candelabrum Schmidt Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India 10(2) 260-263 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1547/1/Thomas_260-263.pdf

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