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This sponge normally consists of flask-shaped lobes with terminal openings, resembling a cluster of Scypha ciliata, but with a common basal crust. The colour may be off-white to beige but is often indiscernible due to the amount of silt that is trapped on the surface. This species is similar to Leuconia nivea but L. nivea has a smoother surface and doesn't trap silt.

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Source: Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland

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