Netted Barrel Sponge

Verongula gigantea

The inside is smoother and has many round open excurrent holes, while the exterior of the sponge has a network of raised ridges. The color is a cinnamon brownish yellowish green and varies those colors from sponge to sponge. The first specimen was found in approximately 12 feet of water and was about 2-2.5 feet tall and a bit over a foot in diameter. The second was in about 7 feet of water.

Netted Barrel Sponge - Verongula gigantea
Netted Barrel Sponge - Verongula gigantea
Netted Barrel Sponge - Verongula gigantea
Netted Barrel Sponge - Verongula gigantea
Netted Barrel Sponge - Verongula gigantea

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