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Adreus fascicularis

Adreus fascicularis

Adreus

   Adreus fascicularis is an arborescent sponge from 10 to 25 cm in height. The branches, usually ramifying in a plan have a diameter from 6 to 8 mm and are tip-tapered. They are smooth, firm to the touch and slightly striated longitudinally. The colour is yellow with the tip of the branches generally brownish. They live attached to rocks, generally on clear horizontal surfaces covered by sand, the base and some branches may be hidden.
It is found around 20 m deep, in the Atlantic Ocean down to the North of Spain and in the English Channel.

Close species :

 Many erected species look similar; its distinctive characteristics are branches with darker and tapering tips.

Classification

 (source: European Register of Marine Species)

  • Porifera [Phylum]
  • Demospongiae [Class]
  • Hadromerida [Order]
  • Hemiasterellidae [Family]
  • Adreus fascicularis (Bowerbank, 1866)

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Authors


Top photograph :
© Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat. Published with author's kind permission : 
Adreus fascicularis, Iles Glénan, South-Brittany, West of France. Depth 19 meters.
Bottom photographs : © Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat. Published with author's kind permission : 
Adreus fascicularis, . Iles Glenan, South-Brittany, West of France. Depth 16 meters.
© Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat. Published with author's kind permission : 
Adreus fascicularis, . Iles Glenan, South-Brittany, West of France. Depth 18 meters.
Text :  Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat © 2004-2017.
Translation :  Anne Bay-Nouailhat © 2007-2017.

How to cite this page in publications


Bay-Nouailhat W., April 2004, Description of Adreus fascicularis, Available on line at http://www.european-marine-life.org/02/adreus-fascicularis.php, consulted on 28 April 2017.
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