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Spongia (Spongia) officinalis Linnaeus 1759

Comprehensive Description

    Comprehensive Description
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    'Cup shaped body with a black or dark skin. The oscules are situated on the floor of the cup. Groups of pores on the outer surface lead by short fine canals into spaces just below the skin;' (British Museum (Natural History) 1902)

Distribution

    Distribution
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    Usually found in intertidal zones at water's edge.