Sinuous Axinella demosponge

Axinella sinoxea Alvarez & Hooper, 2009 (OTU QM0267) [Demospongiae, Halichondrida, Axinellidae] Stipitate flabellate fan with serrate digitate margins, orange alive, large oscules with stellate sculpturing on one side of the fan, texture firm but flexible, optically smooth surface, microscopically conulose, with special pore areas (stellate grooves). So far known only from northwest Australia (NT and WA), with one record from the GBR.

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