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Topsentia ophiraphidites
(De Laubenfels, 1934)

Description:
Massive-amorphous, sometimes subspherical to lobate. Some specimens have sharp projections of 2-8 cm high. Surface usually uneven and lumpy.

Color:
Gray, brown, pink or purple. Internally, the sponge is tan.

Habitat:
More common in deep reef areas, from 3 to 55 m.

Distribution:
Widespread in the Central West Atlantic.

Topsentia ophiraphidites