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Demospongiae Gallery

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Suenson's brittle star (Ophiothrix suensonii) on Azure vase sponge (Callyspongia plicifera), St. Vincent, Caribbean
Suenson's brittle star (Ophiothrix suensonii) on Azure vase sponge (Callyspongia plicifera), St. Vincent, Caribbean
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A yellow tube sponge (Aplysina fistularis) growing on a Caribbean coral reef
A yellow tube sponge (Aplysina fistularis) growing on a Caribbean coral reef
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Barrel sponge (Xestospongia testudinaria)
Barrel sponge (Xestospongia testudinaria)
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Stove-pipe sponge (Aplysina archeri) and Orange elephant ear sponge (Agelas clathrodes) Bonaire
Stove-pipe sponge (Aplysina archeri) and Orange elephant ear sponge (Agelas clathrodes) Bonaire
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Portrait of Blacktip grouper (Epinephelus fasciatus) resting in Barrel sponge
Portrait of Blacktip grouper (Epinephelus fasciatus) resting in Barrel sponge
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Barrel Sponge - with sun in background, Pohon Miring dive site, Banda Besar Island, Banda Islands, Indonesia
Barrel Sponge - with sun in background, Pohon Miring dive site, Banda Besar Island, Banda Islands, Indonesia
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Ribbon sweetlips (Plectorhinchus polytaenia) at Giant barrel sponge (Xestospongia muta
Ribbon sweetlips (Plectorhinchus polytaenia) at Giant barrel sponge (Xestospongia muta
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Portrait of a Giant frogfish (Antennarius commersoni) on a large Yellow elephant ear sponge
Portrait of a Giant frogfish (Antennarius commersoni) on a large Yellow elephant ear sponge
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Young Stone sculpin (Paracottus knerii), on endemic sponge (Lubomirskia baicalensis)
Young Stone sculpin (Paracottus knerii), on endemic sponge (Lubomirskia baicalensis)
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Breadcrumb Sponge (Halichondria panicea) and other encrusting sponges. Channel Islands, UK, June
Breadcrumb Sponge (Halichondria panicea) and other encrusting sponges. Channel Islands, UK, June
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Yellow tube sponge (Aplysina fistularis) on a coral reef
Yellow tube sponge (Aplysina fistularis) on a coral reef
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Female Tassled wobbegong shark (Eucrossorhinus dasypogon) rests alongside stand of Barrel sponges
Female Tassled wobbegong shark (Eucrossorhinus dasypogon) rests alongside stand of Barrel sponges
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Barrel sponge (Xestospongia testudinaria) Featured Image

Barrel sponge (Xestospongia testudinaria)

Barrel sponge (Xestospongia testudinaria), one of the largest sponges on coral reefs, and diver. Cannot be differentiated on any morphological basis, eg spicules, growth form, etc. from the well-known Caribbean barrel sponge Xestospongia muta, but the two sponges have chemical differences indicating they may be separate species. Walindi Plantation Resort, Kimbe Bay, New Britain, Papua New Guinea

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A reef scene with an orange elephant ear sponge (Ianthella basta
A reef scene with an orange elephant ear sponge (Ianthella basta
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Giant barrel sponge (Xestospongia testudinaria) releases a large cloud of gametes as it
Giant barrel sponge (Xestospongia testudinaria) releases a large cloud of gametes as it
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Endemic sponge (Lubomirskia baicalensis) encrusting rocks and branches on the lake floor
Endemic sponge (Lubomirskia baicalensis) encrusting rocks and branches on the lake floor
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Orange sieve encrusting sponge (Diplastrella sp.) and Red encrusting sponge
Orange sieve encrusting sponge (Diplastrella sp.) and Red encrusting sponge
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Red encrusting sponge (Monanchora barbadensis), Cienaga de Zapata National Park
Red encrusting sponge (Monanchora barbadensis), Cienaga de Zapata National Park
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Pennant coralfish (Heniochus acuminatus) at Giant barrel sponge (Xestospongia muta
Pennant coralfish (Heniochus acuminatus) at Giant barrel sponge (Xestospongia muta
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Yellow umbrella slug (Tylodina perversa) feeding on Golden sponge (Aplysina aerophoba)
Yellow umbrella slug (Tylodina perversa) feeding on Golden sponge (Aplysina aerophoba)
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Elephant ear sponge (Ianthella basta)
Elephant ear sponge (Ianthella basta)
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Barrel sponges (Xestospongia testudinaria)
Barrel sponges (Xestospongia testudinaria)
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Red barrel sponge (Xestospongia testudinaria)
Red barrel sponge (Xestospongia testudinaria)
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Aggregation of tiny isopods (Santia sp.) living on the surface of a Blue sponge (Haliclona sp)
Aggregation of tiny isopods (Santia sp.) living on the surface of a Blue sponge (Haliclona sp)
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Spotlight goby (Gobiosoma louisae) looking out from inside a Yellow tube sponge
Spotlight goby (Gobiosoma louisae) looking out from inside a Yellow tube sponge
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Barrel sponges (Xestospongia testudinaria) Featured Image

Barrel sponges (Xestospongia testudinaria)

Barrel sponges (Xestospongia testudinaria), the largest sponges found in coral reefs of the western Pacific Ocean. Alongside the Barrel sponge is a hard coral tree of the Tubastrea genus. Abundant, orange-coloured Lyre-tail fairy basslets (Pseudanthias cf. cheirospilos) provide a colourful addition to the scene. Anilao, Manila, Philippines

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Crinoids cling to a large sponge on a healthy coral reef
Crinoids cling to a large sponge on a healthy coral reef
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Bright sponges, soft corals and crinoids in a colorful Komodo seascape
Bright sponges, soft corals and crinoids in a colorful Komodo seascape
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Giant barrel sponge and sea whip in front of the Liberty Wreck, Bali
Giant barrel sponge and sea whip in front of the Liberty Wreck, Bali
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A diver looks on at a tassled scorpionfish lying in a barrel sponge
A diver looks on at a tassled scorpionfish lying in a barrel sponge
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Diver swims above a large sponge in Horseshoe Bay, Indonesia
Diver swims above a large sponge in Horseshoe Bay, Indonesia
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Fish swarm over a shipwreck that is covered in elephant ear sponge
Fish swarm over a shipwreck that is covered in elephant ear sponge
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Diver looks on at sponges, soft corals and crinoids in a colorful Komodo seascape
Diver looks on at sponges, soft corals and crinoids in a colorful Komodo seascape
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A large barrel sponge grows on a reef dropoff near Sulawesi, Indonesia
A large barrel sponge grows on a reef dropoff near Sulawesi, Indonesia
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A barrel sponge attached to a reef wall, Papua New Guinea
A barrel sponge attached to a reef wall, Papua New Guinea
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Diver approaching giant barrel sponge on a reef, Raja Ampat
Diver approaching giant barrel sponge on a reef, Raja Ampat
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A scuba diver explores a reef with a large barrel sponge, Indonesia
A scuba diver explores a reef with a large barrel sponge, Indonesia
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A massive barrel sponge grows n the Solomon Islands
A massive barrel sponge grows n the Solomon Islands
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A scuba diver explores a reef with a large barrel sponge, Indonesia Featured Image

A scuba diver explores a reef with a large barrel sponge, Indonesia

A scuba diver explores a reef in Komodo National Park where large barrel sponges grow. This tropical region in Indonesia is known for its spectacular coral reefs and high marine biodiversity

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Detail of an encrusting sponge growing on a reef in Indonesia
Detail of an encrusting sponge growing on a reef in Indonesia
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A diver looks into a cavern at a sponge, Gorontalo, Sulawesi, Indonesia
A diver looks into a cavern at a sponge, Gorontalo, Sulawesi, Indonesia
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Top view of a pnk barrel sponge against the cyan reef bottom, Indonesia
Top view of a pnk barrel sponge against the cyan reef bottom, Indonesia
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Diver and elephant ear sponge, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia
Diver and elephant ear sponge, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia
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Elephant ear sponge attached to a shipwreck, Solomon Islands
Elephant ear sponge attached to a shipwreck, Solomon Islands
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Barrel sponge and diver, Papua New Guinea
Barrel sponge and diver, Papua New Guinea
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A diver looks on at a giant barrel sponge, Papua New Guinea
A diver looks on at a giant barrel sponge, Papua New Guinea
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A large sponge with diver in the background, Gorontalo, Sulawesi, Indonesia
A large sponge with diver in the background, Gorontalo, Sulawesi, Indonesia
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Diver with torchlight over large round pinkish barrel sponge
Diver with torchlight over large round pinkish barrel sponge
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Scorpionfish hiding in a barrel sponge
Scorpionfish hiding in a barrel sponge
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Purple elephant ear sponge with diver, Papua New Guinea
Purple elephant ear sponge with diver, Papua New Guinea
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Curly bright orange sponge with greyish whip coral
Curly bright orange sponge with greyish whip coral
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