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Ircinia felix

(Duchassaing 1864)
Like other members of this genus, Ircinia felix is massive in shape (though rarely larger than 0.4 metres across), with a regular pattern of bumps on its surface. In this species the bumps may be joined in a lattice-like pattern.

The exhalent pores are relatively large and scattered, not usually grouped. The exhalent pores may align because of currents.

A light coloured sponge, grey to white, overlying a chocolate brown. Its common name is ’Stinker sponge’ for obvious reasons.