Mycale toparoki: yellow sponge–The Race Rocks taxonomy

In the work of Dr. Gitai Yahel on filter feeders at Race Rocks, this was one of the species of sponge he submitted for further identification.


In the area where the tidal current turbine is to be placed, this species is abundant.


taxonomy work by Prof. H.M. Reiswig,


Microscopic drawings of the spicules

Domain Eukarya
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Porifera
Class Demospongia
Order Poeciloscierida
Family Mycalidae
Genus Mycale
Species toparoki Koltun, 1958
Common Name: yellow sponge?
This file is provided as part of a collaborative effort by students, volunteers, faculty, staff and researchers of Lester Pearson College
Date: 2005 Dr.Gitai Yahel

Link to other sponge specimens from Race Rocks

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