Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Orange-red encrusting sponge - Crambe crambe (Schmidt, 1862) - Cyprus

Orange Encrusting sponge,Crambe crambe on Spondylus gaederopus

Common in the Mediterranean Sea , prefers a dimly lit rocky seabed, up to about 35 meters deep. Sometimes it fixes the rhizomes of Posidonia and the bivalve mollusc shells as Arca noae and Spondilus gaederopus.

Underwater photo14mts deep,Protaras, 8.05.2016 by Costas Constantinou

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