Sponges of Orange County, California

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Photographed and compiled by Peter J. Bryant (pjbryant@uci.edu
Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697

Breadcrumb Sponge,
Halichondria panicea

Pineapple Sponge, Scypha sp.



Unidentified Parenchymella larva
Common name Scientific name Very common, Common or Rare
Sponge Geodiidae (unid.) R
Crumb-of-bread Sponge Halichondria panicea C
Sponge Hymeniacidon sinapium V
Sponge Leucetta losangelensis C
Sponge Leuconia barbata C
Sponge Leuconia heathi R
Sponge Sycettidae (unid.) R
Sponge Sycon sp. R
Sponge Tetilla mutabilis C
From "A conceptual plan for the management and enhancement of Upper Newport Bay." (California. Dept. of Fish and Game, 1974)
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