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Sponges, Phylum Porifera, Part 5

To: Sponges Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10,

 

By Bob Fenner

 

Genus Monanchora
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Monanchora barbadensis, the Red Encrusting Sponge. Bright red sheets, with radiating canals from excurrent siphons Bahamas and Cozumel pix. 

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Monanchora unguifera, the Fine Lumpy Sponge. Pink/reddish lumpy 4-16 inch colonies (diameter). Veined canals over cone shaped openings. Bahamas pic. 

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Genus Mycale:

Mycale laevis, the Orange King Sponge. Bright orange to yellow with white excurrent siphons. Grow under, about a few species of stony corals, actually protecting them from bioerosion by other/boring sponge species. Bahamas images.

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Mycale laxissima. Strawberry Vase Sponge. Bright reds and oranges. Attached to solid substrates.  Bahamas pic. 

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