Cliona celata is a species of demosponge belonging the family Clionaidae. This is one of the "boring sponges", which create round holes up to around 5 cm in diameter in limestone and the shells of molluscs, especially oysters. The sponge itself is often visible as a rather featureless yellow or orange lump at the bottom of the hole. This sponge has a worldwide distribution and is common in many areas.
Infection of cultured eastern oysters Crassostrea virginica by the boring sponge Cliona celata, with emphasis on sponge life history and mitigation strategies.(Report)
Dec 01, 2010; ABSTRACT The boring sponge Cliona celata poses an ongoing threat to the quality of eastern oysters Crassostrea virginica cultured...
Investigators at University of Amsterdam, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics have published new data on molecular phylogenetics and evolution.(Report)
Aug 10, 2010; Investigators publish new data in the report 'Molecular evidence of cryptic speciation in the "cosmopolitan" excavating sponge...