Chalinula nematiferais commonly referred to as Calcareous Sponge, Coral Killing Sponge, Encrusting Sponge, Marine Sponge, Purple Coral-eating Sponge, Siliceous Sponge. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
This sponge is lavender to purple in colour r with white lining. Chalinula nematifera can be found near coral reefs and rocks.It is an invasive encrusting sponge and prefers living near coral reefs and hard substrates.
Overgrowing and killing living coral.
Haliclona nematifera (De Laubenfels, 1954)
Nara nematifera de Laubenfels, 1954