Re - Black growth at Bengkulu

Phil.Alderslade at Phil.Alderslade at
Sun Dec 13 23:56:55 EST 1998

     Regarding Bayu Ludvianto's enquiry.  I doubt the animal in question is
     a soft coral.  It sounds more like a species of the sponge genus
     Iotrochota.  Perhaps I. baculifera.  Be aware the purple exudate can
     cause painful skin irritations.

     Phil Alderslade
     Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

     phil.alderslade at,au

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