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Characteristics:

This spherical or hemispherical sponge can reach a diameter of 6 cm. Live specimens are white. The surface is even, but with a rough, hairy looking texture. It usually have only one or two oscules (openings).

Habitat:

It is found on rocky substrate deeper than 15 metres, but more frequently below 40 metres.

Distribution:

This sponge is reported from most coastlines around the North-East Atlantic, from the Arctic to the British Isles.