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Phylum Porifera
Lumpy orange sponge
awaiting identification*
updated Oct 2016
Where seen? This encrusting sponge reminds of our favourite 'Milo dinosaur' beverage. It coats dead corals and rocks near the subtidal area on our Northern shores. We first started seeing this in 2012 and now encounter it commonly.

10-15cm in diameter, small lumpy clump. Clusters of lumps with large holes. Colours bright orange.

Beting Bronok, Aug 15

Tiny hole, submerged.

Surface grainy but smooth, glossy.

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

Lumpy orange sponges on Singapore shores

Photos of Lumpy orange sponges for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map

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