Clathrina coriacea

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Clathrina coriacea
Clathrina coriacea (Montagu, 1818) sur Spirastrella cunctatrix Schmidt, 1868.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Porifera
Class: Calcarea
Subclass: Calcinea
Order: Clathrinida
Family: Clathrinidae
Genus: Clathrina
Species: C. coriacea
Binomial name
Clathrina coriacea
(Montagu, 1814)
  • Ascetta coriacea (Montagu, 1814)
  • Ascetta membranacea Haeckel, 1872
  • Clathrina sulphurea Carter, 1872
  • Grantia coriacea (Montagu, 1814)
  • Grantia himantia (Haeckel, 1869)
  • Grantia multicavata Bean, 1842
  • Leucosolenia coriacea (Montagu, 1814)
  • Leucosolenia himantia Haeckel, 1869
  • Spongia coriacea Montagu, 1814

Clathrina coriacea is a species of calcareous sponge belonging to the family Clathrinidae.

This species occurs as flat white or yellow encrustations up to 3 cm in diameter with a central osculum. Close inspection reveals a tightly-knit latticework of tubes. The spicules are all of a similar shape, three-rayed triactines.

This is largely a shallow-water species though it has been recorded at depths of up to 650 m. The substrate is often rock but this sponge is also common on kelp holdfasts and on other sponge species.

This species is found along east Atlantic coasts from the Arctic all the way to South Africa.