- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Porifera
- Class: Demospongiae
- Order: Halichondrida
- Family: Axinellidae
- Scientific name: Axinella rugosa
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A. rugosa, previously known as Phakellia rugosa, is a irregular, pale yellow or off-white bush. The erected branches are irregular and flexible. The bush may reach a height of 15 cm.
It has been found on a depths ranging from 24 to 350 meters.
The distribution is somewhat uncertain, but it has been recorded occasionally along the coast of Greenland, France, the British Isles and Norway, as well as the Western Mediterranean.