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Scientific name: Isodictya elastica
Common name: Brain sponge
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Porifera Cellularia Demospongiae Ceractinomorpha Poecilosclerida Mycalina Isodictyidae Not Defined Isodictya Isodictya elastica



Short Description:

This sponge got two forms one in a roundish convoluted shape and the other in  with narrowwing fingers.Surface smooth, with many small oscula.Texture soft and compressible.Colour beige to pink

Size: 20 cm across
Distribution: West Coast to Port Elizabeth
Diet: Filterfeeder
Depth: Subtidally to 25m
Habitat: Shallow rocky reefs
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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-12-29 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Shiprock 19 300mm 8m Olympus SP560UZ photo
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