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Sponges

Branching Tube Sponge

Aiolochroia crassa

     
 
(1: Prince Albert, Roatan / 2-3: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 4: Anka's Place, Roatan / 5: CoCo View Wall, Roatan / 6: Two Tall Two Small, Roatan / 7: Pirate's Point, Roatan)


Brown Cluster Tube Sponge

Agelas wiedenmyeri

(1: Prince Albert, Roatan)


Brown Encrusting Octopus Sponge

Ectyoplasia ferox

     
(1: La Ventana al Valle, Roatan / 2,4,6: CoCo View Wall, Roatan / 3: Valley of the Kings, Roatan / 5: Newman's Wall)


Brown Tube Sponge

Agelas conifera

      
(1-2: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 3: Calvin's Crack, Roatan / 4,6-7: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 5: Two Tall Two Small, Roatan)


Convoluted Orange Sponge

Myrmekioderma rea

 
(1-2: Newman's Wall, Roatan)


Coral Encrusting Sponge

Cliona caribbaea

(1: Anka's Place, Roatan)


Dark Volcano Sponge

Svenzea zeai

      
(1,3-5: CoCo View Wall, Roatan / 2: La Ventana al Valle, Roatan / 6-7: Forty Foot Point, Roatan)


Erect Rope Sponge

Amphimedon compressa

     
(1: Pirate's Point, Roatan / 2-3,5: CoCo View Wall, Roatan / 4: French Cay Cut, Roatan / 6: Newman's Wall, Roatan)

This one is damaged or diseased:
(1: Newman's Wall, Roatan)


Green Finger Sponge

Iotrochota birotulata

      
(1: CoCo View Wall, Roatan / 2,6: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 3: Carib Point, Roatan / 4: La Ventana al Valle, Roatan / 5: Pirate's Point, Roatan / 7: Forty Foot Point, Roatan)

Often infested with golden zoanthids.  The second shot also shows yellow row pore rope sponge.


Lavender Rope Sponge

Niphates erecta

  
(1: Mary's Place, Roatan / 2: Sponge Garden, Roatan / 3: Anka's Place, Roatan)

Often covered with zoanthids and brittle stars.


Lumpy Overgrowing Sponge

Desmapsamma anchorata

      
(1: Prince Albert, Roatan / 2-3: Osman's Reef, Roatan / 4: CoCo View Resort, Roatan / 5: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 6: Forty Foot Point, Roatan / 7: First Bight, Roatan)


Orange Elephant Ear Sponge

Agelas clathrodes

     
(1,5: La Ventana al Valle, Roatan / 2: Neverstain Bight, Roatan / 3: Mr. Bud, Roatan / 4: CoCo View Wall, Roatan / 6: Newman's Wall, Roatan)


Orange Icing Sponge

Mycale laevis

       
(1: Two Tall Two Small, Roatan / 2: Gold Chain, Roatan / 3,8: CoCo View Wall, Roatan / 4,6,7: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 5: Anka's Place, Roatan)


Orange Lumpy Encrusting Sponge

Scopalina ruetzleri

     
(1: Harold's Hotel, Roatan / 2: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 3: First Bight, Roatan / 4-5: Valley of the Kings, Roatan / 6: Two Tall Two Small, Roatan)


Pink and Red Encrusting Sponge

Spirastrella coccinea

(1: CoCo View Wall, Roatan)


Pitted Sponge

Verongula rigida

 
(1-2: CoCo View Wall, Roatan)


Red Boring Sponge

Cliona delitrix

    
(1: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 2: CoCo View Wall, Roatan / 3: Chimneys, Roatan / 4: CoCo View Resort, Roatan / 5: Valley of the Kings, Roatan)


Red Encrusting Sponge

Monanchora arbuscula

    
(1: Neverstain Bight, Roatan / 2: CoCo View Wall, Roatan / 3: La Ventana al Valle, Roatan / 4: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 5: CoCo View Resort, Roatan)


Row Pore Rope Sponge

Aplysina cauliformis

   

(1: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 2: Forty Foot Point, Roatan / 3: Valley of the Kings, Roatan / 4: Newman's Wall, Roatan)

The first picture also shows green finger sponge.


Rough Tube Sponge

Oceanapia bartschi

 
(1: Anka's Place, Roatan / 2: Mary's Place, Roatan)


Scattered Pore Rope Sponge

Aplysina fulva

 
(1: John's Place, Roatan / 2: Newman's Wall, Roatan)


Spinyball Sponge

Leucandra barbata

(1: CoCo View Wall, Roatan)


Stovepipe Sponge

Aplysina archeri

       
(1,8: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 2: French Cay Cut, Roatan / 3: CoCo View Wall, Roatan / 4: First Bight, Roatan / 5: Neverstain Bight, Roatan / 6: CoCo View Resort, Roatan / 7: Mary's Place, Roatan)


Tubulate Sponge

Agelas tubulata

       
(1,4: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 2: Tulio's Reef, Roatan / 3,8: CoCo View Wall, Roatan / 5: French Cay Cut, Roatan / 6: Neverstain Bight, Roatan / 7: Pirate's Point, Roatan)


Variable Boring Sponge

Siphonodictyon coralliphagum

     
(1: Minagerheas, Roatan / 2: Two Tall Two Small, Roatan / 3: Carib Point, Roatan / 4: Mary's Place, Roatan / 5: CoCo View Wall, Roatan / 6: Newman's Wall, Roatan)


Walper's Branching Sponge

Ptilocaulis walpersi

(1: Newman's Wall, Roatan)


Xestospongia Rosariensis

Xestospongia rosariensis

       
(1: John's Place, Roatan / 2: Sponge Garden, Roatan / 3: French Cay Cut, Roatan / 4: Valley of the Kings, Roatan / 5: CoCo View Wall, Roatan / 6: Osman's Reef, Roatan / 7-8: Forty Foot Point, Roatan)