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Brown Encrusting Octopus Sponge

Ectyoplasia ferox

Description:

Photo take at -45 ft in a Caribbean reef tis sponge is common in the Caribbean sea This has numerous raised yellow pores running in series, set into the main, brown leathery and usually encrusting mass. Commonly, each exhalent pore develops into small cones. Sometimes these cones develop further into ramose structures.

Habitat:

From Florida all The Caribbean sea to Brazil.

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Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru

Mexico

Spotted on Mar 17, 2012
Submitted on Mar 17, 2012

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