Long, branching and rope-like, up to 200 cm. Generally hanging downward with the tip of the branches curling upward. The branches rise from a solid, massively encrusting base. Excurrent openings irregularly scattered over the branches and are 2-4 mm in diameter. The oscules have thin, protruding lips, often of a lighter color. The surface is finely conulose. No marked grooves, folds or depressions. The consistency is toughly compressible.
The color is highly variable and not distinctive. It includes tan, yellow-green, brown and purple.
On the bottom of sandy lagoons and on reefs to a depth of 45 m.
Source: Marine Species Identification Portal
Aplysina flagelliformis Carter, 1882
Aplysina fragilis Wilson, 1902
Aplysina rugosa Wilson, 1902
Spongia fulva Pallas, 1766
Verongia fistularis var. fulva (Pallas, 1766)
Verongia fulva (Pallas, 1766
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Porifera (Phylum) > Demospongiae (Class) > Verongida (Order) > Aplysinidae (Family) > Aplysina (Genus)