Axinella carteri   (Dendy)  1889 (Sponge)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Demospongiae

Size: Height 13 cm; width 11 cm; lamella thickness 5 mm; stalk diameter 10 mm.

Color: Dull orange brown to pink.

Hard and leathery. Short woody stalk with fleshy, blade-like lobes. Surface corrugated longitudinally, crinkly, softly spiky, and ridged.
Spicules: Stout styles, slightly curved. Slender styles, very rare sometimes setose; younger forms associated with conules.

Synonym (s)
Axinella carteri Thomas 1986

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 2003)
• Tamil Nadu, Palk Bay INDIA (Record: 2003)

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 (1997) Sponges of Papua and New Guinea III Orders Poecilosclerida Topsent and Halichondrida Vosmaer Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 39(1&2) 148-154 Available at - NIO, Goa

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