Likely Reef Tank Suitable
Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable
Range: Western Atlantic Ocean: Caribbean, and Puerto Rico.
Natural Environment: Inhabits reef slope areas where current is swift.
Aquarium Suitability: Not collected for the home aquarium trade.
Best left in the wild.
Note: For a photo of this sponge, visit the Marine Invertebrates And Plants of the Living Reef, page 61.
FYI: Feeds by drawing water in and through its pores and filtering out bacteria and organic particles, then expelling the filtered water out through the osculi.
Has embedded chemicals to prevent tissue loss to predators.
Has tannish leathery, columnar/clumpish growth.