Southern Dragmacidon demosponge

Dragmacidon australe (Bergquist, 1970) (OTU QM0662) [Demospongiae, Halichondrida, Axinellidae] Thickly encrusting, irregular bulbous surface with tight low-set papillose projections on upper surface, bright red to orange red alive, oscules small, irregularly scattered with slightly raised oscular lip, texture harsh, compressible, spiky, surface highly papillose, roughened. Widespread throughout tropical Australasia, Indo-Malay and Micronesia regions.

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