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Phylum Porifera
Crumbly sponge
Amorphinopsis excavans*
Family Halichondriidae
updated Oct 2016
Where seen? This colourful sponge with a crumbly-looking texture is sometimes seen on our Northern shores. Often seen near Rainbow sponges (Suberites sp.)

Encrusting to irregular boulder-shaped sponge 10-15cm, surface rough and irregular. Holes not obvious out of water. On the outside, greyish-green, blue. Those growing in shade said to be yellowish. Bright yellow on the inside.

Punggol, Aug 13

Berlayar Creek, Dec 10
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

*Species are difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of display.

Crumbly sponges on Singapore shores

Photos of Crumbly sponges for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map



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