Iophon Sponge
(Iophon chelifer)

image of a Iophon Sponge

Image ID: 277-01

Comments : A striking sponge formation occupying one of the numerous seamounts in the Barkley Sound area. This sponge is preyed upon by certain sea stars.
Common name : Iophon Sponge
Scientific Name : Iophon chelifer
Location Found : Barkley Sound, Canada
Actual Size : 10 inches tall
Camera Used : Sea & Sea MMII EX ISO 100 35mm
Natural History :