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Azure Vase Sponge

Callyspongia plicifera


Pink to purple and fluoresces light blue. Quite abundant in all different dive sites of Bonaire. Vase-shaped or tube form with the outer surface displaying grooves and/or rounded pits. Terminal vent somewhat constricted, with a transparent, thin collar. Vases mostly solitary, but occasionally there are small side-tubes. Inner walls smooth, somewhat ridged lengthwise, with scattered oscules, 1-5 mm in diameter. Vases up to 27 cm in height, 13.5 cm in diameter.


Seen during night dive in Bari Reef. Coral drop-off wall at 25-30 m depth.

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Bonaire, Caribisch Nederland, Netherlands

Spotted on Sep 13, 2017
Submitted on Dec 30, 2017

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