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Scientific name: Cliona spp-2
Common name: Brown crater sponge
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Porifera Cellularia Demospongiae Tetractinomorpha Hadromerida Not Defined Clionaidae Not Defined Cliona Cliona spp-2



Short Description:

A brown sponge attached to rocky areas with large vissable spicules

Size: 500mm in diameter 
Behaviour: A weak swimmer that moves by crawling slowly
Diet: Filterfeeder 
Distribution: Trouchout Southern Africs
Depth: 2-30m 
Habitat: Shallow water estuaries and shallow rocky shores
Similar Species:

Database Statistics
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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-11-04 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 16m 80mm 8m Olympus SP560UZ photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-05-20 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Shark Gully 16m 100mm 14m Olympus SP560UZ photo
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