Petrosia ficiformis

Name: Petrosia ficiformis

Functional Group: Other Invertebrates

Default Short Code: PETRFI

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Petrosia ficiformis, commonly known as the stony sponge.
Petrosia ficiformis is found on the underside of rocks, on overhangs and in caves between5 to 70 m (16 to 230 ft) deep.

The species has been described at the following locations: Adriatic Sea, Aegean Sea, Azores, Canaries, Madeira, Cape Verde, Ionian Sea, Levantine Sea, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic, Tunisian Plateau/Gulf of Sidra, West Africa, and Western Mediterranean.
Characteristics: Petrosia ficiformis is usually purple brown in colour due to symbiosis with photosynthetic cyanobacteria, but can be white in the absence of light. It has a compact, hard texture, with spherical oscula irregularly spread over the surface.(EoL)

Used in these sources:

Israel Monitoring program | Hadera port | Riding power plant | Rilov Lab |

Create Date: May 13, 2015, 10:53 p.m.

Created By: gidi.levi

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