original descriptionIlan, M.; Gugel, J.; Van Soest, R.W.M. (2004). Taxonomy, reproduction and ecology of new and known Red Sea sponges. <em>Sarsia.</em> 89: 388-410. page(s): 390 [details]
Present Inaccurate Introduced: alien Containing type locality
From regional or thematic species database
Ecology Often grows on the tips of live or dead branching stony coral or fibre coral (Millepora dichotoma)colonies.The sponge often harbours a large number of sabellid tube worms [details] Holotype ZMTAU SP25158 [details] Holotype Frank Nobbe deposited a "holotype to SMF in frankfurt (no.5165)"
One of us (JG)examined the specimens in Frankfurt and confirmed their specificity with the present species [details] Type specimen Paratypes
ZMTAU SP25162 (17 march 1987)
ZMTAU SP 25163 (1 January 1999)
ZMA POR1 7084 (17 March 1987) [details]