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BON-003 Stove-pipe sponge, Aplysina archeri

Aplysina archeri

Stove-pipe sponge

Caribbean, Bonaire 2013
Dive site: Reef scientifico

FM2-152 Row pore rope sponge, Aplysina cauliformis

Aplysina cauliformis

Row pore rope sponge

Cebu, the Philippines 2012
Dive site: pescador

FM2-158 Aplysina sp.

Aplysina sp.

sponge

Cebu, the Philippines 2012
Dive site: pescador

FMI-152 sponge, Axinellid sp.

Axinellid sp.

sponge

Cebu, the Philippines 2007
Dive site: Pescador south-east

BON-012 Azure vase sponge, Callyspongia plicifera

Callyspongia plicifera

Azure vase sponge

Caribbean, Bonaire 2013
Dive site: Tori's reef

BON-175 Azure vase sponge, Callyspongia plicifera

Callyspongia plicifera

Azure vase sponge

Caribbean, Bonaire 2013
Dive site: Punt vierkant

FM2-161 tube sponge, Callyspongia sp.

Callyspongia sp.

tube sponge

Cebu, the Philippines 2012
Dive site: pescador

FM2-154 tube sponge, Callyspongia sp.

Callyspongia sp.

tube sponge

Cebu, the Philippines 2012
Dive site: pescador

IB3-304_probably_Callyspongia_sp.

probably Callyspongia sp.

?

Bali, Indonesia 2016
Dive site: Tulamben, Drop off

FMI-252 Orange or Golf ball sponge, Cinachyra australiensis

Cinachyra australiensis

Orange or Golf ball sponge

Cebu, the Philippines 2007
Dive site: Pescador east

IAM-059 Sponge decorator crab, Hyastenus elatus with sponge Nara nematifera

Chalinula nematifera

?

Ambon, Indonesia 2010
house reef Maluku divers (night dive)

IL5-285 encrusting sponge Chalinula nematifera

Chalinula nematifera

?

Lembeh, Indonesia 2014
Dive site: Pintu kolaba

IRA-003 Robust sea squirt, Atriolum robustum and encrusting sponge Chalinula nematifera

Chalinula nematifera

?

Raja ampat, Indonesia 2014
Dive site: Yenbuba jetty

FRO-006_Chalinula_nematifera

Chalinula nematifera

?

Romblon, the Philippines 2017
Dive site: Logbon inside

 
MSI-44 Orange or Golf ball sponge, Cinachyra australiensis

Cinachyra australiensis

Orange or Golf ball sponge

Sipadan, Malaysia 2005
Dive site: Midreef

IB2-174 Orange or Golf ball sponge, Cinachyra australiensis

Cinachyra australiensis

Orange or Golf ball sponge

Bali, Indonesia 2011
Dive site: Labuan segala

IHW-231 unidentified ball sponge, Cinachyra sp.

Cinachyra sp.

undetermined ball sponge

Halmahera, Indonesia 2010
Dive site: N 00.24.747 / E 127.55.176

IRA-104 Yellow ball sponge, Cinachyra sp.

Cinachyra australiensis

Orange or Golf ball sponge

Raja Ampat, Indonesia 2014
Dive site: Mios kon

FM2-160 Orange or Golf ball sponge, Cinachyra australiensis

maybe Cinachyra australiensis

Orange or Golf ball sponge

Cebu, the Philippines 2012
Dive site: pescador

IB2-166 unidentified ball sponge, Cinachyr(ell)a sp.

Cinachyr(ell)a sp.

undetermined ball sponge

Bali, Indonesia 2011
Dive site: Labuan segala

FNE-203 undetermined ball sponge, Cinachyr(ell)a sp., with Moluccan or Blue spot ascidian, Clavelina moluccensis

Cinachyr(ell)a sp.

undetermined ball sponge

Negros, the Philippines 2012
Dive site: Apo island (Chapel)

FAN-398 Cinachyrella sp. Orange ball sponge

Cinachyrella sp.

Orange ball sponge

Anilao, the Philippines 2015
Dive site: Dive and trek

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IAM-182 unidentified sponge, Ciocalypta sp.

maybe Ciocalypta penicillus

Brush sponge

Ambon, Indonesia 2010
Dive site: Riang

IBA-240 Ciocalypta species

maybe Ciocalypta penicillus

Brush sponge

Bali, Indonesia 2009
Dive site: Tulamben, Drop off

IB3-335_Ciocalypta_sp.,_sponge.

Ciocalypta sp.

?

Bali, Indonesia 2016
Dive site: Seraya

IB3-455_Ciocalypta_sp.,_sponge_2

Ciocalypta sp.

?

Bali, Indonesia 2016
Dive site: Seraya (night dive)

FM2-078_Myrmekioderma_granulatum

Myrmekioderma granulatum

?

Cebu, the Philippines 2012
Dive site: Banlot (night dive)

FMI-170_Myrmekioderma_granulatum

Myrmekioderma granulatum

?

Cebu, the Philippines 2007
Dive site: White house

FMI-081 sponge, unidentified Clathria sp.

maybe Clathria sp.

Undetermined encrusting sponge

Cebu, the Philippines 2007
Dive site: Kasai wall

IB2-164 unidentified sponge, Clathria sp.

maybe Clathria sp.

Undetermined encrusting sponge

Bali, Indonesia 2011
Dive site: Labuan segala

BON-130 Undetermined encrusting sponge, Clathria sp.

maybe Clathria sp.

Undetermined encrusting sponge

Caribbean, Bonaire 2013
Dive site: Hilma Hooker

IRA-101 undetermined sponge, Clathria sp.

maybe Clathria sp.

Undetermined encrusting sponge

Raja Ampat, Indonesia 2014
Dive site: Yenbuba jetty

IRA-332 undetermined sponge, probably family Microcionidae

maybe Clathria sp.

Undetermined encrusting sponge

Raja Ampat, Indonesia 2014
Dive site: house reef Sorido

EMA-149 probably Red boring sponge, Cliona vastifica

probably Cliona vastifica

Red boring sponge

Marsa alam, Egypt 2012
Dive site: house reef Oasis (night dive)

BON-152 Red boring sponge, Cliona delitrix 2

Cliona delitrix

Red boring sponge

Caribbean, Bonaire 2013
Dive site: Windsock

BON-208 Red boring sponge, Cliona delitrix

Cliona delitrix

Red boring sponge

Caribbean, Bonaire 2013
Dive site: Oil slick leap

IRA-349 undetermined boring sponge, family Clionaidae 2

family Clionaidae

undetermined boring sponge

Raja Ampat, Indonesia 2014
Dive site: Five rocks

IRA-348 undetermined boring sponge, family Clionaidae 1

family Clionaidae

undetermined boring sponge

Raja Ampat, Indonesia 2014
Dive site: Five rocks

BON-114 undetermined tube sponge, family Demospongiae

family Demospongia

undetermined tube sponge

Caribbean, Bonaire 2013
Dive site: house reef Buddy (night dive)

IB2-169 unidentified sponge, maybe Dysidea sp.

maybe Dysidea sp.

undetermined sponge

Bali, Indonesia 2011
Dive site: Labuan segala

IRA-320 undetermined sponge, maybe Echinochalina sp.

maybe Echinochalina sp.

undetermined sponge

Raja Ampat, Indonesia 2014
Dive site: Yenbuba jetty

FAN-263 maybe Halichondria sp, breadcrumb sponge

maybe Halichondria sp

undetermined sponge

Anilao, the Philippines 2015
Dive site: Mural

IB2-308 unidentified sponge, Haliclona sp.

Haliclona sp.

undetermined sponge

Bali, Indonesia 2011
Dive site: Kubu, Batu Indah

IL4-174 unidentified sponge, maybe Haliclona sp.

maybe Haliclona sp.

undetermined sponge

Lembeh, Indonesia 2010
Dive site: Batu lubang (night dive)

IB2-173 unidentified sponge, maybe Haliclona sp.

maybe Haliclona sp.

undetermined sponge

Bali, Indonesia 2011
Dive site: Labuan segala

FNE-197 undetermined sponge, Haliclona sp.

Haliclona sp.

undetermined sponge

Negros, the Philippines 2012
Dive site: Apo Island, Lagahan

FAN-168 Haliclona sp, sponge

Haliclona sp.

undetermined sponge

Anilao, the Philippines 2015
Dive site: Mural

FAN-316 Haliclona sp, blue sponge

Haliclona sp.

undetermined sponge

Anilao, the Philippines 2015
Dive site: Ligpo cavern

FAN-307 Leucetta chagosensis, Lemon sponge

Leucetta chagosensis

Lemon sponge

Anilao, the Philippines 2015
Dive site: Ligpo island (night dive)

FAN-346 Leucetta chagosensis, Lemon sponge

Leucetta chagosensis

Lemon sponge

Anilao, the Philippines 2015
Dive site: house reef Portulano

IB3-165_probably_Leucetta_chagosensis,_Lemon_sponge_3

probably Leucetta chagosensis

Lemon sponge

Bali, Indonesia 2016
Dive site: Menjangan, Blue corner

IB3-156_probably_Leucetta_chagosensis,_Lemon_sponge_2

probably Leucetta chagosensis

Lemon sponge

Bali, Indonesia 2016
Dive site: Menjangan, Blue corner

IB3-154_probably_Leucetta_chagosensis,_Lemon_sponge_1

probably Leucetta chagosensis

Lemon sponge

Bali, Indonesia 2016
Dive site: Menjangan, Blue corner

IB2-303 unidentified sponge, maybe Leucetta sp. 2

maybe Leucetta sp.

undetermined sponge

Bali, Indonesia 2011
Dive site: Kubu, Batu Indah

IB2-297 unidentified sponge, maybe Leucetta sp 1

maybe Leucetta sp.

undetermined sponge

Bali, Indonesia 2011
Dive site: Kubu, Temple

FNE-094 undetermined sponge, maybe Leucetta sp.

maybe Leucetta sp.

undetermined sponge

Negros, the Philippines 2012
Dive site: Siquijor wall

FM2-193 undetermined sponge, maybe Leucetta sp.

maybe Leucetta sp.

undetermined sponge

Cebu, the Philippines 2012
Dive site: Dolphin house

IHW-138 sponge Liosina granularis

Liosina granularis

?

Halmahera, Indonesia 2010
Dive site: Shark reef

IHW-072 sponge, Liosina granularis carried by Sponge crab, Dromia dormia

Liosina granularis

Lumpy tube sponge

Halmahera, Indonesia 2010
house reef Weda resort (night dive)

FAN-205 Liosina granularis, Lumpy tube sponge

Liosina granularis

Lumpy tube sponge

Anilao, the Philippines 2015
Dive site: Nilog

FAN-437 probably Liosina granularis, Lumpy tube sponge

Liosina granularis

Lumpy tube sponge

Anilao, the Philippines 2015
Dive site: Ligpo cavern

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FM2-234 undetermined black encrusting sponge, family Microcionidae

family Microcionidae

undetermined black encrusting sp.

Cebu, the Philippines 2012
house reef Magic Island (night dive)

IB3-157_Monanchora_sp.,_undetermined_sponge

Monanchora sp.

undetermined sponge

Bali, Indonesia 2016
Dive site: Menjangan, Blue corner

EW2-09 Polyp sponge, Mycele fistulifera

Mycele fistulifera

Polyp sponge

Wadi Lahami, Egypt 2003
Dive site: Shaab rour north

IB2-339 unidentified sponge, family Niphatidae

family Niphatidae

undetermined sponge

Bali, Indonesia 2011
Dive site: Seraya

IAM-382 Puffball Sponge, Oceanapia sagittaria

Oceanapia sagittaria

Puffball Sponge

Ambon, Indonesia 2010
Dive site: Laha III (night dive)

IB2-258 Puffball Sponge, Oceanapia sagittaria

Oceanapia sagittaria

Puffball Sponge

Bali, Indonesia 2011
Dive site: Tulamben, USAT Liberty

FMI-159 sponge, Pericharax sp

Pericharax sp.

sponge

Cebu, the Philippines 2007
Dive site: Tuble reef south

FNE-110 sponge, Pericharax sp.

Pericharax sp.

sponge

Negros, the Philippines 2012
Dive site: Paliton (cave)

FM2-118 sponge Pericharax sp.

Pericharax sp.

sponge

Cebu, the Philippines 2012
Dive site: Fish feeding

FM2-263 sponge, Pericharax sp.

Pericharax sp.

sponge

Cebu, the Philippines 2012
Dive site: Kasai point

FAN-070 Atriolum robustum, Robust sea squirt and Pericharax sp. , Calcareous sponge

Pericharax sp.

Calcareous sponge

Anilao, the Philippines 2015
Dive site: house reef Portulano (night dive)

EMA-235 sponge Pione vastifica

Pione vastifica

?

Marsa alam, Egypt 2012
Dive site: house reef Oasis

FAN-167 maybe Plakortis sp, sponge

maybe Plakortis sp.

?

Anilao, the Philippines 2015
Dive site: Mural

IHW-146 unidentified sponge

maybe Plakortis sp.

undetermined sponge

Halmahera, Indonesia 2010
Dive site: Shark reef

IH2-132 undetermined sponge

maybe Plakortis sp.

undetermined sponge

Halmahera, Indonesia 2014
Dive site: Gemaf coral

FAN-442 Pleraplysilla sp, undetermined sponge

Pleraplysilla sp.

undetermined sponge

Anilao, the Philippines 2015
Dive site: Ligpo cavern

IHW-018 Rolling sponge, Stelletta clavosa

Stelletta clavosa

Rolling sponge

Halmahera, Indonesia 2010
Dive site: Shark reef

IB3-243_maybe_Suberites_sp.,_undetermined_sponge_1

maybe Suberites sp.

undetermined sponge

Bali, Indonesia 2016
Dive site: Parman's choice

IB3-241_maybe_Suberites_sp.,_undetermined_sponge_2

maybe Suberites sp.

undetermined sponge

Bali, Indonesia 2016
Dive site: Parman's choice

IB3-242_maybe_Suberites_sp.,_undetermined_sponge_3

maybe Suberites sp.

undetermined sponge

Bali, Indonesia 2016
Dive site: Parman's choice

FAN-093 Doriopsis pecten feeding on Terpios gelatinosa

Terpios gelatinosa

?

Anilao, the Philippines 2015
Dive site: Matu

FMI-258 Tube sponge, Theonella swinhoei

Theonella swinhoei

Tube sponge

Cebu, the Philippines 2007
Dive site: Pescador east

FM2-026 Tube sponge, Theonella swinhoei

Theonella swinhoei

Tube sponge

Cebu, the Philippines 2012
Dive site: Pescador

FMI-123 Barrel sponge, Xestospongia testudinaria

Xestospongia testudinaria

Barrel sponge

Cebu, the Philippines 2007
Dive site: Pescador east

FM2-163 Barrel sponge, Xestospongia testudinaria, with sea cucumber Synapta lamperti

Xestospongia testudinaria

Barrel sponge

Cebu, the Philippines 2012
Dive site: pescador (south)

FAN-276 Xestospongia testudinaria, Barrel sponge

Xestospongia testudinaria

Barrel sponge

Anilao, the Philippines 2015
Dive site: Bubbles

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Unidentified 2

?

undetermined sponge

Wadi Lahami, Egypt 2003
Dive site: Shaab rour north

FMI-087 unidentified sponge

?

undetermined sponge

Cebu, the Philippines 2007
Dive site: Pescador south-east

FMI-151 sponge 2

?

undetermined sponge

Cebu, the Philippines 2007
Dive site: Pescador east

IHW-251 unidentified sponge

?

undetermined sponge

Halmahera, Indonesia 2010
Dive site: Gemaf

IB2-300 unidentified, probably a sponge

?

undetermined, probably a sponge

Bali, Indonesia 2011
Dive site: Kubu, Temple

FNE-095_maybe_Leucetta_microraphis

maybe Leucetta microraphis

?

Negros, the Philippines 2012
Dive site: Siquijor wall

EMA-245 undetermined sponge

?

undetermined sponge

Marsa alam, Egypt 2012
Dive site: house reef Oasis (night dive)

BON-202 undetermined sponge

?

Undetermined sponge

Caribbean, Bonaire 2013
Dive site: Reef scientifico (night dive)

IRA-298 undetermined sponge

?

undetermined sponge

Raja Ampat, Indonesia 2014
Dive site: The passage

IRA-178 undetermined sponge

?

undetermined sponge

Raja Ampat, Indonesia 2014
Dive site: Maya mimpy

IRA-345 undetermined sponge 2

?

undetermined sponge

Raja Ampat, Indonesia 2014
Dive site: Five rocks

IRA-282 undetermined sponge 2

?

undetermined sponge

Raja Ampat, Indonesia 2014
Dive site: house reef Sorido (night dive)

IRA-277 undetermined sponge, maybe Clathrina sp.

?

undetermined sponge

Raja Ampat, Indonesia 2014
Dive site: Friwenbonda

IRA-272 undetermined sponge 1

?

undetermined sponge

Raja Ampat, Indonesia 2014
Dive site: Friwenbonda

IRA-336 undetermined sponge 1

?

undetermined sponge

Raja Ampat, Indonesia 2014
Dive site: The passage

IRA-341 undetermined sponge

?

undetermined sponge

Raja Ampat, Indonesia 2014
Dive site: The passage

FAN-206 undetermined sponge.

?

undetermined sponge

Anilao, the Philippines 2015
Dive site: Nilog

FAN-438 undetermined sponge

?

undetermined sponge

Anilao, the Philippines 2015
Dive site: Ligpo cavern

_Craniella_abracadabra

Craniella abracadabra

?

Bali, Indonesia 2016
Dive site: Menjangan, Blue corner

IB3-152_undetermined_sponge_2

?

undetermined sponge

Bali, Indonesia 2016
Dive site: Menjangan, Pos II

IB3-159_undetermined_sponge_3

?

undetermined sponge

Bali, Indonesia 2016
Dive site: Menjangan, Blue corner

IB3-169_undetermined_sponge_4

?

undetermined sponge

Bali, Indonesia 2016
Dive site: Menjangan, Mimpi chanel

IB3-349_undetermined_sponge

?

undetermined sponge

Bali, Indonesia 2016
Dive site: Menjangan, Seraya slope

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  My sponge is my castle

The Barrel sponge, Xestospongia testudinaria provides a home or shelter for many permanent or temporary guests. Some of the barrel sponges are big enough to fit a man. The rim if soft and vulnerable, but the surface is hard and deeply ridged.

In the ridges you can often find different kind of crustaceans. The Pink squat lobster is probably the best known and permanent inhabitant. As far as I know it’s only found on the barrel sponge. But there’s many more crustaceans to be found between the ridges, especially different species of porcelain crabs.

Also other species find a refuge on the barrel sponge. They’re sometimes covered with Lampert's sea cucumbers, at night small fishes like (Pseud)anthias species and Spotted hawkfish can be found sleeping between the ridges.

On the house reef of Kubu Indah Dive Resort we found a big Barrel Sponge, acting as a kind of apartment building. During several night dives we found over 10 different species on a single, big Barrel sponge, among them our first Bumblebee shrimps. But also the other barrel sponges on the house reef all had their guests.

FMI-277 Barrel sponge, Xestospongia testudinaria, with sea cucumber Synapta lamperti

Xestospongia testudinaria

Barrel sponge with Synapta lamperti

Cebu, the Philippines 2007
Dive site: Pescador south-east

IB2-028 Bumblebee shrimp, Gnathophyllum americanum

Gnathophyllum americanum

Bumblebee shrimp

Bali, Indonesia 2011
house reef Kubu Indah (night dive)

IB2-152 Decorator arrow crab, Hyastenus bispinosus

Hyastenus bispinosus

Decorator arrow crab

Bali, Indonesia 2011
house reef Kubu Indah (night dive)

FAN-125 Lauriea siagiani, Hairy squat lobster or Pink squat lobster

Lauriea siagiani

Hairy squat lobster (or Pink squat lobster)

Anilao, Philippines 2015
Dive site: Pinnacle

IB2-064 Pagurixus maorus

Pagurixus maorus

?

Bali, Indonesia 2011
house reef Kubu Indah (night dive)

IB2-088 Flat rock crab, Percnon planissimum

Percnon planissimum

Flat Rock Crab

Bali, Indonesia 2011
house reef Kubu Indah (night dive)

IB2-011 unidentified porcelain crab, Petrolisthes sp.

Petrolisthes sp.

undetermined porcelain crab

Bali, Indonesia 2011
house reef Kubu Indah (night dive)

IB2-087 unidentified Petrolisthes sp.

Petrolisthes sp.

undetermined porcelain crab

Bali, Indonesia 2011
house reef Kubu Indah (night dive)

IB2-092 porcelain crab, Aliaporcellana sp.

Aliaporcellana sp.

undetermined porcelain crab

Bali, Indonesia 2011
house reef Kubu Indah (night dive)

IB2-291 unidentified anthias, Pseudanthias sp.

Pseudanthias sp.

undetermined anthias

Bali, Indonesia 2011
house reef Kubu Indah (night dive)

IB2-151 sub-adult Banded boxer shrimp, Stenopus hispidus

Stenopus hispidus

sub-adult Banded boxer shrimp

Bali, Indonesia 2011
house reef Kubu Indah (night dive)

IB2-285 Thaumastocaris streptopus cf

Thaumastocaris streptopus cf

?

Bali, Indonesia 2011
house reef Kubu Indah (night dive)

IB2-027 unidentified swimming crab, maybe Carupa sp.

maybe Carupa sp.

undetermined swimming crab

Bali, Indonesia 2011
house reef Kubu Indah (night dive)

IB2-322 unidentified crab

?

tiny undetermined crab

Bali, Indonesia 2011
house reef Kubu Indah (night dive)

IB2-290 unidentified porcelain crab

?

undetermined porcelain crab

Bali, Indonesia 2011
house reef Kubu Indah (night dive)

IBA-079 porcelain crab, Aliaporcellana sp

Aliaporcellana sp.

unidentified porcelain crab

Bali, Indonesia 2009
Dive site: Seraya

IBA-097 Spotted or Blotched hawkfish, Cirrhitichthys aprinus

Cirrhitichthys aprinus

Spotted (or Blotched) hawkfish

Bali, Indonesia 2009
Dive site: Turtle neck / Bloo lagoon

FMI-118 unidentified swimming crab

?

unidentified swimming crab

Cebu, Philippines 2007
Dive site: Pescador south (night dive)

IAM-145 Red swimming crab, Charybdis paucidentata

Charybdis paucidentata

Red swimming crab

Ambon, Indonesia 2010
house reef Maluku divers (night dive)

IB2-193 Tropical striped triplefin, Helcogramma striatum

Helcogramma striatum

Tropical striped triplefin

Bali, Indonesia 2011
Dive site: Tulamben, Coral garden