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Row pore rope sponge

Aplysina cauliformis


Description: Long, branching and rope-like, up to 60 cm. Generally hanging downward with the tip of the branches curling upward. Excurrent openings form long rows and are 1-4 mm in diameter (A. cauliformis-oscules). The oscules have thin, protruding lips, often of a lighter color. The surface is very finely conulose. The consistency is stiff and hardly compressible. Color: The color is highly variable and not distinctive, it includes red, purple and lavender. Habitat: Growing in lagoons and inhabiting deep sloping reefs. Distribution: Florida to Curacao.


Dive site Andrea I, Bonaire.

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Bonaire, Caribisch Nederland, Netherlands

Spotted on Sep 11, 2017
Submitted on Dec 30, 2017

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