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Family Ianthellidae

Ianthella basta

(Pallas, 1766)

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

 Ianthella basta (Paper/Scroll Sponge)
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