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Sponge

Porifera

Description:

Length ot the tubes 20 cm

Habitat:

Coral reef in the Red Sea, near Hurghada

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5 Comments

Benno Ibold
Benno Ibold 7 years ago

Thx for the advice.

cyrilbrossard
cyrilbrossard 7 years ago

Sorry, but this branch of marine biology may require the advise of an expert (which I am not), usually samples are needed, spicule shape, density and tissue are studied in detail to differentiate subspecies. Was the body soft or rigid? What is the diameter of a tube and the length of the structure? Better chance to get proper advise from a university... You may try to contact Edwin Cruz-Rivera from The American University in Cairo, he might be able to know someone up to the task.

Benno Ibold
Benno Ibold 7 years ago

Thank you for your help. I always thought, it's a sponge, but on the sites I visited I found no advice of any species.

cyrilbrossard
cyrilbrossard 7 years ago

it is a demosponge... I am no specialist but proper identification of porifera may prove tricky.

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Some sort of tube sponges :-)

Benno Ibold
Spotted by
Benno Ibold

الغردقة, Egypt

Spotted on Jul 8, 2006
Submitted on Aug 30, 2013

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