Corticium candelabrum   Schmidt,  1862 (Sponge)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Demospongiae

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Color: Pale yellow or brown in the living state. Surface more deeply pigmented
than the interior.

Sponge encrusting; spreading irregularly, in the form of thin film, detachable from the substratum easily. Soft, rather friable when dry. Oscules slit-like, highly contractile. Pores simple, outline irregular. Canal system diplodal. Flagellated chambers pear-shaped.

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Habitat:  Rocky


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Palk Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -
  • 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 -
  • James, PSBR ; Thomas, PA ; Pillai, CSG and Achari Kumaraswamy, GP (1969) ´╗┐Catalogue of types and of sponges, corals, polychaetes, crabs and echinoderms in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 7 1-66 Available at -

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