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Yellow spherical sponge with oscule or oscules at the centre of the upper surface. Yellow in colour, with trapped silt at the surface. Smaller than Tethya citrina, typically less than 20mm in diameter. At present this species can only be distinguished from other Tethya species by examination of the spicules. The megasters have forked rays, which is very distinctive.


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Source: Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland

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