Sponge Gallery

Here are around 200 examples of the approximately 4600 species (OTUs) described in SpongeMaps. Click on a photograph to expand a brief summary of the species. Click onto the Go to link that takes you to a species page (either the Atlas of Living Australia or within SpongeMaps) that provides more in-depth information. If you want access to all species, sign-up as a Member. Enjoy!

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Lori Bell's Axinella demosponge

Axinella loribellae Alvarez & Hooper, 2009 (OTU QM1279) [Demospongiae, Halichondrida, Axinellidae] This thin burnt orange sponge fan is so far only known from the Northern Territory, living in a high current and highly sedimented environment.

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