This sponge is recogizable by its strong yellow colour, its rough surface and wide flattened branches that frequently are grown together. It is an animal that settles in a place whit mediate currents. Similar species are Stelligera stuposa yellow to amber in color, but this one is not grown together and has smaller branches, and Axinella verrucosa that has a significantly smoother surface.

Can grow up to 10 to 15 cm high.

The colour is bright yellow to very light orange.

From a depth of about 10 meters on hard surfaces where the current is not too strong.

Eastern Atlantic Ocean including the entire Mediterranean.