Yellow Encrusting Sponge
(Myxilla lacunosa)

image of a Yellow Encrusting Sponge

Image ID: 149-00

Comments : The entire organism was more like 6-8 inches, this is just a little chunk of the sponge. On the right is the ever present metridium senile. See those big holes? Those are the oscula (read the Natural History box over on the right).
Common name : Yellow Encrusting Sponge
Scientific Name : Myxilla lacunosa
Location Found : Browning Wall, BC, Canada
Actual Size : 3 inches
Camera Used : Canon D30 digital in Ikelite Housing
Natural History :