Sea Tulip Encrusting Sponge

Halisarca australiensis Carter, 1885

A bright coloured sponge that covers the host species Pyura spinifera. The body of the sponge consists of silicone needles and sponge fibers and is capable of absorbing a lot of water

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What habitats does Halisarca australiensis live in?

Grows on Pyura spinifera

What is the distribution of Halisarca australiensis?

Eastern Australia

How big does Halisarca australiensis grow?

Varies as it grows over the host

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