• Location: Sweetings Cay, Bahamas

  • Habitat: deep reef

  • Photographer: Sven Zea

  • Picture Taken On: 2004-06-14 15:31:29

  • Picture Notes: At first sight it did not appear to be an Ircinia, but it smelled like one and contained spongin fibrils. It may be a juvenile. It was placed in I. strobilina for having a skeleton of thin strongly interwoven spongin fibers forming wide ascending and interconnecting fascicles, widely separated. Dermis has foreign material but nos as much as in a typical I. strobilina.

  • Color: black

  • Morphology: massive

  • Consistency: tough


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