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Lumpy overgrowing sponge
Desmapsamma anchorata
(Carter, 1882)

Upright, somewhat ramose masses with oscules on elevations, or sprawling clumps of vulcano-shaped oscular tubes. Up to 15 cm long or more and 5 cm in diameter. Oscules 1-5 mm in diameter. Consistency compressible, rather soft; slimy.

Pale purplish-pink or dirty-pink. Tissue inside more reddish (D. anchorata-close up).

Common in bays and lagoons on mangrove roots and stones. On reefs especially on the reef flat on coral rubble and in the deeper parts.

Common in the Caribbean.

Lumpy overgrowing sponge (Desmapsamma anchorata)