Clathrina aurea

Clathrina aurea is a sponge species of the genus Clathrina from Brazil. Specimens of this species were previously misidentified with Clathrina clathrus[1]


Cormus formed of large, irregular and loosely anastomosed tubes with many oscula. Water-collecting tubes are absent. Living specimens have a yellow cormus, which becomes white after preservation in ethanol. The skeleton has no special organisation and it is composed of only equiangular and equiradiate triactines. Actines are cylindrical and slightly undulated near the tip, which is rounded.[2]


  1. ^ Solé-Cava; Klautau; Boury-Esnault; Borojevic; Thorpe (1991). "Genetic evidence for cryptic speciation in allopatric populations of two cosmopolitan species of the calcareous sponge genus Clathrina". Marine Biology 111 (3): 381–386. doi:10.1007/bf01319410. 
  2. ^ Lanna, Emílio; Rossi, André Linhares; Cavalcanti, Fernanda F.; Hajdu, Eduardo; Klautau, Michelle (3 December 2007). "Calcareous sponges from São Paulo State, Brazil (Porifera: Calcarea: Calcinea) with the description of two new species". Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK 87 (06). doi:10.1017/S0025315407056871. 

World Register of Marine Species entry

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