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Chimney sponge
Callyspongia fallax
Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864

Lobate, repent masses with a tendency to form upright, short, anastomosing tubes. Individual lobes 2-3 cm in diameter, tubes up to 4 cm high. Oscules and vents apical, up to 12 mm in diameter, flush or with thin collars. Surface smooth. Consistency firmly spongy.

Cream with purple spots to purplish yellow.

Occurring only on reefs.

Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Chimney sponge (Callyspongia fallax)