Axinyssa flabelliformis   (Keller,  1889) (Sponge)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Demospongiae

Color: Grayish brown when dry

Consistency: Tough and leathery

Oscules and pores not traceable; surface with closely set conical conules, sometimes bifid at tips, height 1.5 mm and width 0.7 mm average and at places form ridges radiating to the periphery of the lamella.
Spicules: 1) Oxeas. Uniformly curved to slightly centragulated; size 0.33 x 0.008 mm.

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Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar 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 (2002) Sponges of Papua and New Guinea IV. Orders Hadromerida Topsent and Epipolasida Sollas Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 44(1 & 2) 187-195 Available at - NIO, Goa

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