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Excavating sponge that lives on coral mounds, eats non-living basal portions of the coral while killing adjacent surface coral polyps. Orange in color and found encrusting coral structures. Exhibits large, lighter-colored osculas and occasionally pebbly areas.


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© Wolf, Elizabeth

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