Tedania (Tedania) pilarriosae Cristobo, 2002
Massive sponge ranging from roundish (in smaller individuals) to elongated (in larger ones). The surface is velvety and somewhat angular between smooth areas and sieve-plate areas where numerous pin-like pores can be found. It has a strong orange coloration and a firm consistency.
The species is only known to occur in the northwesternmost part of the Iberian Peninsula, from Ría de Ferrol in Galicia (type-locality) and Esposende.
Typically occurs in rocky habitats, in the intertidal and upper sublittoral, between 0 and 15 m depth.
Its massive and angular shape, alongside with its orange coloration are very distinctive, making misidentifications unlikely.
Tedania pilarriosae Cristobo, 2002
Cristobo F.J. 2002. The Genus Tedania (Porifera, Demospongiae, Poecilosclerida) in the Waters of the Iberian Peninsula (Northeast Atlantic) with a Description of Two New Species. Sarsia 87(5): 362-377. [original description]
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