Suberites sericeus   Thiele  1898 (Sponge)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Demospongiae

Color: Bright sulphur-yellow

Sponge forming flat crusts of moderate thickness, surface hispid with irregular projections; oscula are small and scattered, not connected by sub-dermal canals but a few irregular exhalent channels in this position sometimes open into them; pores are minute and not confined to restricted areas; consistency soft and somewhat elastic; stout horny membrane at the base of the sponge.
Skeleton composed of tylostyles of two types. Larger type have small sub-globular head and length range 0.23 mm-0.45 mm, thickness of shaft range 0.008-0.012 mm, diameter of the head range 0.010 mm -0.014 mm. Smaller type have length range 0.10 m-0.15 mm, thickness of shaft range 0.005-0.008 mm and diameter of the head range 0.008-0.010 mm. Spicules of larger type found in abundance throughout the sponge but smaller type occur in the central parts only.
Microscleres absent.

Synonym (s)
Suberites sericeus Annandale 1915
Suberites sericeus Thiele 1898

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa INDIA (Record: 1995)

Literature Source(s)
  • Pattanayak, JG (1995) Porifera Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilka lake ZSI, Calcutta 211-226 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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