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Family Dysideidae

Dysidea herbacea

Keller, 1889

Finger Sponge

Range: Indo-Pacific Ocean

Natural Environment: Inhabits rubble and rocky shelf areas in caves and under overhangs where there are strong currents

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 72 to 80°F (22 - 26°C). These finger-like sponges would be difficult to maintain in captivity and are rarely seen in the trade. Shown here for identification purpose only.

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

 Dysidea herbacea (Finger Sponge)
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