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Phylum Porifera
'Milo' 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.

Encrusting sheet often evenly coating an entire dead coral colony or rock. Surface uneven, crumbly and grainy looking, but feels smooth and is glossy. Holes small, few, spaced far apart, ringed with a pale edge. Colour warm reddish brown, sometimes paler or with a pinkish or purplish tinge.

Pulau Sekudu, Jul 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.

'Milo' sponges on Singapore shores

Photos of 'Milo' sponges for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map

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