Chelonaplysilla violacea

Chelonaplysilla violacea
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Size: 30 cm

Distribution: Few SA records. Adelaide metro and Port MacDonnell

Habitat: Rocky areas under rocks

Depth: Intertidal and subtidal

Chelonaplysilla violacea
Chelonaplysilla violacea
Chelonaplysilla violacea
Chelonaplysilla violacea

This purplish encrusting sponge is commonly found under rocks in the low subtidal zone. It is found all over the Pacific Ocean, and it is thought that this might be a species complex rather than one single species.