Orange drinking cup demsponge

Cymbastela cantharella (Lévi, 1983) (OTU QM0914) [Demospongiae, Halichondrida, Axinellidae] Short erect cup-shaped sponge with thin lamellate walls, pale orange alive, beige preserved, oscules abundant throughout interior surface of lamellae producing concentric striations within interior of cup, firm, flexible, slightly compressible, surface of lamellae predominantly smooth with distinct differences between interior and exterior faces of the cup. Known only from New Caledonia and Vanuatu.

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