• Norwegian: -


This orange or yellow sponge are known to take many different forms, including thin sheets and cushions. In Norway, it often takes a globular shape. It is attached to the substrate by a stalk. The surface is smooth and there is usually one or just a few oscules (openings) at the top of the sponge.


S. carnosus prefers steep, rocky surfaces, but is occasionally found on gravel or muddy locations, attached to shells or stones.


It is found in the Arctic, Atlantic coasts of Europe and in the Mediterranean.