Image 1: Chondrocladia lampadiglobus, the ping pong tree sponge.

Another of the carnivorous sponges in the family Cladorhizidae. Photo: © MBARI 2002 (source)

(Also available with googly eyes)

Image 2: Giant Club Sponge (Chondrocladia gigantea). SERPENT Project

A giant club sponge, a stalked demosponge found at 928m depth offshore Norway at the Midnattsol field.

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Image 3: Giant Club Sponge (Chondrocladia gigantea). SERPENT Project

A giant club sponge, a stalked demosponge found at 1085m depth in the Faroe-Shetland Channel at the Rosebank site.

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“Chondrocladia is a genus of carnivorous demosponges of the family Cladorhizidae of mycalinan Poecilosclerida.” (Wikipedia)

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