Species under Haliclona
n= 100
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Haliclona agglutinata
Desqueyroux-Faundez, 1990
Southeast Pacific
Haliclona albifragilis
(Hechtel, 1965)
Western Central Atlantic
Haliclona altera
(Topsent, 1901)
Antarctic Indian Ocean
Haliclona amboinensis
(Lévi, 1961)
Western Pacific
Haliclona anatarius
(Lévi & Lévi, 1983)
Western Central Pacific
Haliclona angulata
(Bowerbank, 1866)
Northeast Atlantic
Haliclona atra
(Pulitzer-Finali, 1993)
Western Indian Ocean
Haliclona australis
(Lendenfeld, 1888)
Western Pacific
Haliclona baeri
(Wilson, 1925)
Western Central Pacific
Haliclona battershilli
Kelly & Rowden, 2019
Southwest Pacific
Haliclona caerulea
(Hechtel, 1965)
blue Caribbean sponge Pacific Ocean and Western Central Atlantic
Haliclona carduus
(Ridley & Dendy, 1886)
Southeast Pacific and Antarctic Indian Ocean
Haliclona carteri
Burton, 1959
Western Central Pacific
Haliclona centrangulata
(Sollas, 1902)
Western Central Pacific
Haliclona cinerea
(Grant, 1826)
ashy horny sponge Northeast Atlantic and Pacific Ocean
Haliclona clathrata
(Dendy, 1895)
Western Pacific
Haliclona compressa
unspecified
Western Central Atlantic
Haliclona constans
(Boury-Esnault & van Beveren, 1982)
Antarctic Indian Ocean
Haliclona cribriformis
(Ridley, 1884)
Western Pacific
Haliclona cucurbitiformis
(Kirkpatrick, 1907)
Antarctic Indian Ocean
Haliclona curacaoensis
(van Soest, 1980)
Western Central Atlantic 4
Haliclona cymaeformis
(Esper, 1794)
Indo-West Pacific
Haliclona dancoi
(Topsent, 1913)
Antarctica
Haliclona decidua
(Topsent, 1906)
Western Pacific
Haliclona divulgata
Koltun, 1964
Antarctic Indian Ocean
Haliclona fascigera
(Hentschel, 1912)
Western Central Pacific
Haliclona fibulata
(Schmidt, 1862)
Arctic and Northeast Atlantic
Haliclona fistulosa
(Bowerbank, 1866)
Western Pacific and Western Central Atlantic
Haliclona flabelliformis
(Ridley & Dendy, 1886)
Antarctic Indian Ocean
Haliclona flagellifera
(Ridley & Dendy, 1886)
wild switch horny sponge Indo-Pacific, Northwest Atlantic and Antarctic
Haliclona forcipata
(Thiele, 1903)
Western Central Pacific
Haliclona gellindra
(De Laubenfels, 1932)
carmel horny sponge Northeast Pacific
Haliclona glaberrima
(Topsent, 1897)
Western Central Pacific
Haliclona glacialis
(Ridley & Dendy, 1886)
Antarctic Indian Ocean
Haliclona gracilis
(Miklucho-Maclay)
slender horny sponge Arctic and Northern Atlantic
Haliclona hebes
(Schmidt, 1870)
Western Central Atlantic
Haliclona hispidula
(Topsent, 1897)
Western Central Pacific
Haliclona implexa
(Schmidt, 1868)
Western Central Pacific
Haliclona implexiformis
(Hechtel, 1965)
Western Central Atlantic 4
Haliclona incrustata
(Hentschel, 1912)
Western Central Pacific
Haliclona irregularis
(Kieschnick, 1896)
Western Central Pacific
Haliclona korema
de Laubenfels, 1954
Western Central Pacific
Haliclona koremella
de Laubenfels, 1954
Western Central Pacific
Haliclona latisigmae
(Boury-Esnault & van Beveren, 1982)
Antarctic Indian Ocean
Haliclona madrepora
(Dendy, 1889)
Western Pacific
Haliclona magnifica
de Weerdt, Rützler & Smith, 1991
Western Central Atlantic
Haliclona mamillata
(Griessinger, 1971)
Northeast Atlantic
Haliclona manglaris
Alcolado, 1984
Western Central Atlantic 0.300000011920929
Haliclona mediterranea
Griessinger, 1971
Northeast Atlantic
Haliclona minima
(Lendenfeld, 1887)
Western Central Pacific
Haliclona mollis
(Schmidt, 1870)
delicate horny sponge Western Atlantic
Haliclona mucifibrosa
de Weerdt, Rützler & Smith, 1991
Western Central Atlantic 15
Haliclona nigra
(Burton, 1929)
Western Central Pacific
Haliclona nitens
Desqueyroux-Faundez, 1990
Southeast Pacific
Haliclona nodosa
Lévi, 1993
Western Central Pacific
Haliclona oculata
(Pallas, 1766)
eyed finger sponge Arctic, Northeast Pacific and Northern Atlantic
Haliclona olivacea
Fromont, 1995
Western Central Pacific
Haliclona pedicelata
(Cuartas, 1986)
Antarctic Indian Ocean
Haliclona pedunculata
(Ridley & Dendy, 1886)
Antarctic Indian Ocean
Haliclona penicillata
(Topsent, 1908)
Antarctica
Haliclona permollis
(Bowerbank, 1866)
purple sponge Pacific Ocean and Western Central Atlantic 2.5
Haliclona pigmentifera
(Dendy, 1905)
Western Central Pacific
Haliclona piscaderaensis
van Soest, 1980
Western Central Atlantic 0.5
Haliclona porosa
(Fristedt, 1887)
Northern Atlantic and the Arctic
Haliclona rapanui
(Desqueyroux-Faundez, 1990)
Southeast Pacific
Haliclona rava
(Stephens, 1912)
Northeast Atlantic
Haliclona reversa
(Kirk, 1911)
Southwest Pacific
Haliclona ridleyi
(Hentschel, 1912)
Western Pacific
Haliclona rosea
(Bowerbank, 1866)
Atlantic, Western Central Pacific and Antarctic
Haliclona rudis
(Topsent, 1901)
Antarctica
Haliclona rufescens
(Lambe, 1893)
red horny sponge Northwest Atlantic
Haliclona sanguinea
Fromont, 1995
Western Central Pacific
Haliclona scotti
(Kirkpatrick, 1907)
Antarctic Pacific
Haliclona similis
(Topsent, 1897)
Western Central Pacific
Haliclona simulans
(Johnston, 1842)
Indo-West Pacific and Northeast Atlantic
Haliclona sonnae
Kelly & Rowden, 2019
Southwest Pacific
Haliclona sorongae
(Brøndsted, 1934)
Western Central Pacific
Haliclona strongylata
(Lindgren, 1897)
South China Sea
Haliclona subtilis
Griessinger, 1971
Northeast Atlantic
Haliclona tabernacula
(Row, 1911)
Western Central Pacific
Haliclona tenella
(Topsent, 1916)
Antarctica
Haliclona tenuiramosa
Burton, 1930
Western Central Pacific
Haliclona tenuispiculata
Burton, 1934
Western Central Pacific
Haliclona topsenti
(Thiele, 1905)
Southeast Pacific and Antarctic Indian Ocean
Haliclona toxia
(Topsent, 1897)
Indo-West Pacific
Haliclona toxotes
(Hentschel, 1912)
Western Central Pacific
Haliclona translucida
Desqueyroux-Faundez, 1990
Southeast Pacific
Haliclona tubifera
(George & Wilson, 1919)
Western Central Atlantic 0.490000009536743
Haliclona turquoisia
(de Laubenfels, 1954)
Western Central Pacific
Haliclona twincayensis
de Weerdt, Rützler & Smith, 1991
Western Central Atlantic 10
Haliclona tyria
Fromont, 1995
Western Central Pacific
Haliclona urceolus
(Rathke & Vahl, 1806)
small pitcher horny sponge Arctic and Northern Atlantic
Haliclona vansoesti
de Weerdt, Kluijver, & Gomez, 1999
Western Central Atlantic 8
Haliclona varia
(Bowerbank, 1875)
maculate horny sponge Western Central Pacific
Haliclona venusta
(Bowerbank, 1875)
Western Central Pacific
Haliclona vermeuleni
de Weerdt, 2000
Western Central Atlantic 1.5
Haliclona violacea
(de Laubenfels, 1950)
Central Pacific
Haliclona virens
(Topsent, 1908)
Antarctic Indian Ocean
Haliclona viscosa
(Topsent, 1888)
Northeast Atlantic
Haliclona xena
De Weerdt, 1986
Northeast Atlantic
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