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Inflatella belli (Kirkpatrick, 1907)

provided by British Antarctic Survey

Description

Grows as distinctive yellow or brown spheres with large trumpet-shaped papillae. The sponge reaches up to 50cm diameter.

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Species details

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  • Inflatella belli - Inflatella belli - Antonio Sara
  • Inflatella belli - Inflatella belli - Antonio Sara
  • Inflatella belli - Inflatella belli - Antonio Sara
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Species distribution

18 to 506m on hard substrates from Sub-Antarctica to the Antarctic Peninsula and Continent

Inflatella belli is a suspension feeder and contains diatoms living within its cells, but their role is unclear.

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