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Red encrusting calcareous alga of Coralligenous Spain ; This calcareous alga takes part in the formation of the coralligenous. They are fixed on the rocks from 20 to 25 meters and up to 60 meters in clearer water. Their successive generations are in permanent competition with here a gray sponge (Phorbas tenacior) bored itself by small anemones (Parazoanthus axinella). Mediterranean Sea : Cape Creus, 32 meters of depth.

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Wild animal / Sponge / Siliceous sponge / Bluish Encrusting Sponge (Phorbas tenacior)

Wild animal / Cnidaria / Anthozoan / Sea anemone

Area / Marine area / Sea

Shot / Top view

Flora / Alga / Red alga / Rhodophyta / Coralline alga (Pseudolithophyllum sp) / Pseudolithophyllum (Pseudolithophyllum expansum)

Species / Species particularity / Aquatic species / Saltwater species

Matter (substance) / Mineral matter / Limestone

Matter (substance) / Mineral matter / Rock fragment / Rock (stone)

World sea and ocean / Mediterranean Sea

Europe / European Union / Spain

Colour / Orange (colour)

Shot / Underwater shot

Species / Relation between species / Competition (rivalry inter-specific)


Enumeration / Group

Earth's crust / Rock

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Archaeplastida / Thallophyta / Rhodophyta / Rhodobionta / Florideophyceae / Corallinaceae / Pseudolithophyllum

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Radiata / Cnidaria / Anthozoa / Zoantharia / Zoanthidea / Parazoanthidae / Parazoanthus

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Parazoa / Gelatinosa / Desmospongia / Poecilosclerida / Hymedesmiidae / Phorbas

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