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Orange/Yellow Ball Sea Sponge

Cinachyra australiensis


Sea Sponge, bright yellow/orange in colour varying in sizes, this one is around 10 cm in size. It has indentation on its surface making it looks like golf balls.

No species ID suggestions


AlbertKang 6 days ago

Thanks, @outsidegirl0 :)

outsidegirl0 a week ago

fabulous spotting!

AlbertKang a week ago

Thanks, @Felix :)

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck a week ago

Great spotting and shot! Congrats, Albert.

AlbertKang a week ago

Thanks, @pamsai and @SarahWhitt :)

SarahWhitt a week ago

YAY!! WAY TO GO, Albert!! :)

pamsai a week ago

Wow, nice one Albert. Congratulations...

AlbertKang a week ago

Thanks, @Leuba, @Christine Y. and @flowntheloop :)

flowntheloop a week ago

Congrats, Albert!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a week ago

Fantastic spotting, congratulations :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a week ago

Congratulations Albert !

AlbertKang a week ago

Thanks, @Daniel for this SOTW :)

Thanks too, @triggsturner for your kind words :)

triggsturner a week ago

Excellent work Albert. Congrats.

DanielePralong a week ago

Congratulations Albert, this striking Ball Sea Sponge has been voted Spotting of the Week!
It would seem that the currently accepted taxon is Cinachyrella australiensis:

"Trypophobics beware! This Ball Sea Sponge (Cinachyrella australiensis) is our Spotting of the Week! This sea sponge in the Family Tetillidae can show shallow circular depressions which make it look like a golf ball. Cinachyrella australiensis is one of the most common intertidal sponge species in the tropical west Indo–Pacific".



Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 weeks ago

Wow ! Thanks Albert.

AlbertKang 2 weeks ago

Thanks, @Ashley for the nomination.

Thanks too, @Daniele for your appreciation :)

AshleyT 2 weeks ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

DanielePralong 2 weeks ago

Amazing :-)

AlbertKang 2 weeks ago

Thanks, @SarahWhitt :)

SarahWhitt 2 weeks ago

COOL!! It looks like a "NERF" ball!! :)

Batangas, Philippines

Lat: 13.67, Long: 120.84

Spotted on Jul 31, 2017
Submitted on Aug 4, 2017

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