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Ping-Pong Tree Sponge in the Mariana Trench, the Deepest Place in the World

The aptly named Ping-pong tree sponge (Chondrocladia lampadiglobus) is a carnivorous sponge. Those ping-pong ball looking things are covered in tiny spicules which the sponge uses to catch tiny crustaceans.

clown trigger fish

Clown Trigger Fish: The clown triggerfish is widely distributed throughout the tropical and subtropical waters of the Indian Ocean until the western Pacific Ocean. It is most commonly found along external reef slopes with clear water until 75 m depth.


Juvenile smooth trunk fish - my favorite little guys in the Caribbean!

what kind of fish is this??? It's like a beautiful moving mandala! I want one!

Lightning maroon clown fish Animals,Animals-Aquatic,under the sea!,Underwater World,

Cookie monster is that you?   This familiar face is actually that of a sea sponge. The resemblance is uncanny!

Cookie likey - blue sea sponge is a dead ringer for the cookie mon

Stove Pipe Sponge, Aplysina archeri aka "Cookie Monster of the Sea" Curacao, Caribbean

Clown Trigger Fish

There are many kinds of Triggerfish. This is a Clown Triggerfish. They are very feisty and will bite your hand when trying to feed them. If you keep them in an aquarium they will bite tubes and stuff and cause real havoc! They have personality.

Queen Triggerfish

~~~Oh, hello~~~ Triggerfish are members of the Balistidae family, which includes 40 species in 11 genera that inhabit coral reefs in the Atlantic, the Indian, and the Pacific Oceans.

Pretty in Pink

Genetically engineered angelfish (Pterophyllum) glow in a tank at the 2012 Taiwan international aquarium expo. The fish are the world's first pink fluorescent angelfish and can view without black light.


thornback cowfish - Lactoria fornasini ©Dave Harasti - also known as short spined cowfish, They are found in coral reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.