Orange Veined encrusting Sponge GALLERY

Rhaphidophlus venosus

Uncommon in shallow water, but can be found if you search dark recesses. A small (up to a foot) encrusting orange sponge that is similar in appearance to the Star Encrusting Sponge, but looks more porous, has more, and finer and longer veins that radiate from the excurrent openings.

Orange Veined Encrusting Sponge - Rhaphidophlus venosus
Orange Veined Encrusting Sponge - Rhaphidophlus venosus
Orange Veined Encrusting Sponge - Rhaphidophlus venosus