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Amphimedon viridis
Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864

Rounded masses or repent thick branches, often with volcano-shaped oscular elevations, though the oscules may also be flush. Thickness 2 cm or more; conical elevations 1.5-2 cm high; diameter of repent branches about 2 cm. Oscules 3-8 mm in diameter, with thin edges, which may be raised into a collar. Surface smooth. The consistency is fairly soft and easily to tear.

Dark greenish.

This species seems to favor lagoons, but is also found in mangroves, seagrass fields and on rocks and in reefs.

Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

The related erect rope sponge (Amphimedon compressa ) is pinkish to brownish red and inhabits reef tops and occasionally walls down to 35 meters.

Amphimedon viridis