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Azure Vase Sponge

Callyspongia plicifera


Caribbean, South Florida, the Bahamas; coral reefs and reef walls at 20-75ft.


very pretty sponge encountered on SCUBA dive.

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LivanEscudero a year ago

Thank you all. It is always a pleasure to share the natural world.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

Congratulations on your SOTD, Livan. Very cool spotting.

Beautiful capture Livan,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong a year ago

Congratulations Livan, your Azure Vase Sponge is our Spotting of the Day:

"One of the most colorful sponges in the world! This Azure Vase Sponge (Callyspongia plicifera) is our Spotting of the Day. This vase-shaped sponge with many grooves and pits on the outside is found in coral reefs in the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Florida. Sponges (phylum Porifera) belong to the Animal kingdom. They are multicellular organisms with bodies full of pores and channels so that water circulate through them. Sponges come in many different types of colors, shapes and sizes. It is estimated that there are more than 5,000 species of sponges.
To learn more about sponges: "



DanielePralong a year ago

Thank you Livan for kindly answering questions from classroom students on Project Noah!

LivanEscudero a year ago

Swain22, I have a Sealife underwater camera and was SCUBA diving. cole6, I know this species comes in a variety of colors but I don’t know if the cause is individual varieties, or by area, or due to nutrients and environment factors. Good question. thorton16, I don’t know if it has any toxins or irritants to the touch. It is an invertebrate animal, but not at all a fish.

thornton16 a year ago

I wonder if it some kind of fish

thornton6 a year ago

I wonder if you grab it and it won't heart you like some do

cole6 a year ago

I wonder how they get there coler?

swain22 a year ago

How did you take the pic?

mead17 a year ago

Soooooooooooooo cool🤯

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Spaanse Water, Curaçao, Netherlands

Spotted on Mar 27, 2019
Submitted on May 4, 2019

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