Tethya actinia

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Tethya actinia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Porifera
Class: Demospongiae
Order: Hadromerida
Family: Tethyidae
Genus: Tethya
Species: T. actinia
Binomial name
Tethya actinia
de Laubenfels, 1950

Tethya actinia is a sea sponge belonging to the family Tethyidae.[1]

While it is highly toxic to fish, it is known to be preyed upon by the hawksbill turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata.[2]


  1. ^ http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=170932 accessed 14 November 2010
  2. ^ 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.

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