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Monanchora arbuscula

Monanchora arbuscula


Photo take at -45 ft on a coral reef, Beautiful sponge red bright color easy to find, Bright scarlet encrustations to thick or thin bushes. Encrusting specimens with oscules scattered, marked by a white collar and a star pattern of exhalant canals, although these sometimes are not discernible. Erect specimens with many surface knobs or lamellae and oscules on top of tube-like elevations; a lightly colored vein pattern can or cannot be evident.


Found on shallow coral reefs, from Florida all the Caribbean sea , Central America to north of Brazil.

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Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru


Spotted on Sep 2, 2012
Submitted on Sep 2, 2012

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