Spheciospongia vesparium

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Loggerhead Sponge
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Porifera
Class: Demospongiae
Order: Hadromerida
Family: Spirastrellidae
Genus: Spheciospongia
Species: S. vesparium
Binomial name
Spheciospongia vesparium
Lamarck, 1815

Spheciospongia vesparium is a sea sponge belonging to the phylum Porifera.

While it is highly toxic to fish, it is known to be preyed upon by the hawksbill turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata.[1]


  1. ^ Meylan, Anne (1988-01-12). "Spongivory in Hawksbill Turtles: A Diet of Glass". Science. American Association for the Advancement of Science. 239 (4838): 393–395. doi:10.1126/science.239.4838.393. JSTOR 1700236. PMID 17836872.