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Ethereal sponge (Dysidea etheria), colonizing a mangrove root. Mangrove in the Queen's Gardens National Park, Cuba.

© Mathieu Foulquié / Biosphoto

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Image size: 3968x2640 pixels (13.2"x8.8" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2014-07-09

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From this sponge, chemical metabolites with antifouling and pharmaceutical potential have been isolated.


Wild animal / Sponge / Siliceous sponge / Ethereal sponge (Dysidea etheria)

Environment / Biodiversity management / Environment management / Environment protection / National park / Marine National Park

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Parazoa / Gelatinosa / Desmospongia / Dictyoceratida / Dysideidae / Dysidea

America / Antilles islands archipelago / Greater Antilles (Archipelago) / Cuba / Jardines de la Reina National Park

Individual / Nobody

Species / Species particularity / Aquatic species / Saltwater species


Area / Forest / Mangrove

Area / Marine area / Sea bottom

Flora / Myrtales order / Rhizophoraceae family / Mangrove (Rhizophora sp)

Species / Species particularity / Halophile plant

America / Antilles islands archipelago / Greater Antilles (Archipelago) / Cuba

Colour / Blue

Shot / Underwater shot

Shot / Overview

World sea and ocean / Atlantic Ocean / North Atlantic Ocean / Caribbean Sea

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