C. C. Cliona californiana

Yellow Boring Sponge

Californian Sloping Cliona Cliona-like

Clionaida is an order of demosponges in the subclass Heteroscleromorpha.

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Clionaidae is a family of demosponges which are found worldwide. This family is known for parasitically boring holes in calcareous material such as mollusc shells and corals, using both chemical and mechanical processes.

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Cliona californiana, the yellow boring sponge, boring sponge or sulphur sponge, is a species of demosponge belonging to the family Clionaidae. It is native to the north-eastern Pacific Ocean and burrows into the shell valves of bivalve molluscs.

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