Haliclona oculata

Haliclona oculata, sometimes known by the common name mermaid’s glove, is a species of sea sponges that is found in depths from 4m to approx 1,000 m.

Haliclona oculata
Haliclona oculata in the Netherlands.jpg
In the Netherlands
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Porifera
Class: Demospongiae
Order: Haplosclerida
Family: Chalinidae
Genus: Haliclona
Subgenus: Haliclona
Species:
H. oculata
Binomial name
Haliclona oculata
Pallas, 1776
Synonyms
List
  • Axinella oculata (Linnaeus, 1759)
  • Axinella oculata tavaresi Bethencourt-Ferreira, 1923
  • Chalina arbuscula Verrill, 1873
  • Chalina cervicornis (Pallas, 1766)
  • Chalina grantii Bowerbank, 1866
  • Chalina oculata (Linnaeus, 1759)
  • Diplodemia vesicula Bowerbank, 1864
  • Euchalinopsis (Chalina) oculata (Linnaeus, 1759)
  • Euchalinopsis oculata (Linnaeus, 1759)
  • Halichondria cervicornis Johnston, 1842
  • Halichondria oculata (Linnaeus, 1759)
  • Haliclona occulata Grant, 1841) [lapsus]
  • Haliclona oculata (Linnaeus, 1759)
  • Isodictya grantii (Bowerbank, 1866)
  • Isodictya pygmaea Bowerbank, 1866
  • Siphocalina oculata
  • Spongia cespitosa Rafinesque, 1818
  • Spongia coalita Müller, 1776
  • Spongia lanuginosa Esper, 1794
  • Spongia oculata sensu Pallas, 1766
  • Spongia oculata Linnaeus, 1759
  • Veluspa gracilis Miklucho-Maclay, 1870
  • Veluspa polymorpha Miklucho-Maclay, 1870

DistributionEdit

Haliclona oculata is found in the North Atlantic Ocean and also in South Africa.

DescriptionEdit

Haliclona oculata grows to a size of about 30 cm and has a soft texture.

EcologyEdit

This species feeds on particles in the water.

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