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Like all sponges, the Breadcrumb Sponge (Halichondria panicea) is a multicellular colony of animals. The Breadcrumb Sponge is easily identifiable by its volcano-like mounds. It can be green, pale yellow or orange in colour. (Here, the orange colour may indicate the presence of Orange Encrusting Sponge (Hymeniacidon perleve), which often grows alongside Breadcrumb Sponge but has a rough, puckered surface rather than 'volcanos'.)

18th Aug 2008

Biology, Science

Key Stages:
Foundation, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

Breadcrumb Sponge Halichondria panicea Orange Encrusting Hymeniacidon perleve colony

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