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Porifera phylum (Sponges)
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Sponges
Porifera phylum
Location: Dry Tortugas National Park, Monroe County, FL
Photo Date: 7/11/2010




Demospongiae class (Demosponges)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Porifera (Sponges) » Demospongiae (Demosponges)



Callyspongia plicifera (Azure Vase Sponge)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Porifera (Sponges) » Demospongiae (Demosponges) » Heteroscleromorpha » Haplosclerida » Callyspongiidae » Callyspongia » Callyspongia plicifera (Azure Vase Sponge)

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Azure Vase Sponge
Callyspongia plicifera
Location: Dry Tortugas National Park, Monroe County, FL
Photo Date: 7/11/2010




Callyspongia aculeata (Branching Vase Sponge)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Porifera (Sponges) » Demospongiae (Demosponges) » Heteroscleromorpha » Haplosclerida » Callyspongiidae » Callyspongia » Callyspongia aculeata (Branching Vase Sponge)

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Branching Vase Sponge
Callyspongia aculeata
Location: John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Monroe County, FL
Photo Date: 4/21/2021


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Branching Vase Sponge
Callyspongia aculeata
Location: Dry Tortugas National Park, Monroe County, FL
Photo Date: 7/11/2010


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Branching Vase Sponge
Callyspongia aculeata
Location: Dry Tortugas National Park, Monroe County, FL
Photo Date: 7/11/2010
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Branching Vase Sponge
Callyspongia aculeata
Location: Isla de Providencia, Colombia
Photo Date: 7/9/2009


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Branching Vase Sponge
Callyspongia aculeata
Location: Isla de Providencia, Colombia
Photo Date: 7/9/2009


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Branching Vase Sponge
Callyspongia aculeata
Location: Comarca Guna Yala, Panama
Photo Date: 5/19/2007
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Petrosiidae family
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Porifera (Sponges) » Demospongiae (Demosponges) » Heteroscleromorpha » Haplosclerida » Petrosiidae



Xestospongia genus (Giant Barrel Sponges)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Porifera (Sponges) » Demospongiae (Demosponges) » Heteroscleromorpha » Haplosclerida » Petrosiidae » Xestospongia (Giant Barrel Sponges)



Xestospongia muta (Giant Barrel Sponge)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Porifera (Sponges) » Demospongiae (Demosponges) » Heteroscleromorpha » Haplosclerida » Petrosiidae » Xestospongia (Giant Barrel Sponges) » Xestospongia muta (Giant Barrel Sponge)

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Giant Barrel Sponge
Xestospongia muta
Location: Key West, Monroe County, FL
Photo Date: 6/17/2006




Neopetrosia rosariensis
Additional Information

Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Porifera (Sponges) » Demospongiae (Demosponges) » Heteroscleromorpha » Haplosclerida » Petrosiidae » Neopetrosia » Neopetrosia rosariensis

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Neopetrosia rosariensis
Location: San Blas Islands, Comarca Guna Yala, Panama
Photo Date: 5/17/2007
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Amphimedon compressa (Scattered Pore Rope Sponge)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Porifera (Sponges) » Demospongiae (Demosponges) » Heteroscleromorpha » Haplosclerida » Niphatidae » Amphimedon » Amphimedon compressa (Scattered Pore Rope Sponge)

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Scattered Pore Rope Sponge
Amphimedon compressa
Location: Sambo Reef, Monroe County, FL
Photo Date: 5/28/2006




Niphates digitalis (Pink Vase Sponge)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Porifera (Sponges) » Demospongiae (Demosponges) » Heteroscleromorpha » Haplosclerida » Niphatidae » Niphates » Niphates digitalis (Pink Vase Sponge)

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Pink Vase Sponge
Niphates digitalis
Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Photo Date: 7/12/2009


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Pink Vase Sponge
Niphates digitalis
Location: Key West, Monroe County, FL
Photo Date: 6/17/2006




Mycale laxissima (Strawberry Vase Sponge)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Porifera (Sponges) » Demospongiae (Demosponges) » Heteroscleromorpha » Poecilosclerida » Mycalidae » Mycale » Mycale laxissima (Strawberry Vase Sponge)

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Strawberry Vase Sponge
Mycale laxissima
Location: Dry Tortugas National Park, Monroe County, FL
Photo Date: 7/11/2010
Remarks: The black (red, but desaturated) sponge.




Cliona delitrix (Red Boring Sponge)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Porifera (Sponges) » Demospongiae (Demosponges) » Heteroscleromorpha » Clionaida » Clionaidae (Boring Sponges) » Cliona » Cliona delitrix (Red Boring Sponge)

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Red Boring Sponge
Cliona delitrix
Location: Dry Tortugas National Park, Monroe County, FL
Photo Date: 7/11/2010




Aplysina genus
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Porifera (Sponges) » Demospongiae (Demosponges) » Verongimorpha » Verongiida » Aplysinidae » Aplysina



Ircinia campana (Vase Garlic Sponge)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Porifera (Sponges) » Demospongiae (Demosponges) » Keratosa » Dictyoceratida » Irciniidae » Ircinia » Ircinia campana (Vase Garlic Sponge)

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Vase Garlic Sponge
Ircinia campana
Location: San Blas Islands, Comarca Guna Yala, Panama
Photo Date: 5/17/2007
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