Taxonomy
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Porifera
Class
Demospongiae
Order
Hadromerida
Family
Clionaidae
Genus
Cliona
Species
varians
Distribution, Habitat, and Biology
Min Depth
3 meters
Max Depth
18 meters
Overall Geographic Range
Florida, Caribbean
Habitat-Biology
  • burrower or borer
  • epibiotic
  • hard substrate
  • submerged vegetation (seaweeds, mangrove roots)