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Species Name: Ianthella basta

Authority: (Pallas, 1766)

Common Name: Paper/Scroll Sponge

Range: Indo-Pacific Ocean

Natural Environment: Inhabits reef slope areas where current is swift

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 72 to 83°F (22 - 28°C). Rarely seen in the trade. Should not be purposely collected as its not sustainable in closed systems.

Taxonomy: Subphylum Cellularia, Class Demospongiae, Subclass Ceractinomorpha, Order: Verongida

Paper/Scroll Sponge (Ianthella basta) Photo Credit:perso.wanadoo.fr

Photo Credit: perso.wanadoo.fr


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