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Amphimedon compressa

Amphimedon compressa


Photo take at -45 ft on a coral reef. This is a columnar or 'rope' sponge, commonly seen as sturdy vertical growths. It is dark red, to orange. it can grow up to 80-90 cm. Exhalent pores are large and conspicuous, scattered rather than in clear rows. They usually have clear rims raised proud of the surface. The surface is rough and porous.


Usually associate to coral reef in shallow waters from Florida all the Caribbean sea, to north Brazil.


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Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru


Spotted on Sep 23, 2012
Submitted on Sep 23, 2012

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