Common Name: Broccoli coral, Cauliflower coral, Lemnalia
Colour: Whitish, brown, yellow, purplish, yellow with purple or reel spicules. Sometimes green.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Spicules are conspicuous on all branches. Colonies seldom larger than 10 inches tall.
Neospongodes spp. come in a variety of colours. J. Sprung
Closeup of Neospongodes sp. J. C. Delbeek
Neospongodes sp. inflated and deflated. J. Sprung
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