Orange thistle-fan demosponge

Phakellia carduus (Lamarck, 1814) (OTU QM0107) [Demospongiae, Halichondrida, Axinellidae] Digitate thin fan with short holdfast, orange alive, pale or light brown preserved, texture firm, harsh, flexible, surface ornamentation macroscopically even, microscopically conulose. Uncommon in the Indo-west Pacific.

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