Cliona sp. (Grant 1826) Sponge fossil
Sponge (F. Clionaidae)
(DSM# 10758) Extant genus - Clionid sponges are well known borers of other marine organisms such as clams and snails. They are able to dissolve shell material which helps secure them to a surface.
66 million years
Prairie Bluff Fm. (Chalk)
“Cliona sp. (Grant 1826) Sponge fossil,” Mississippi State University Libraries, accessed December 9, 2022, https://msstate-exhibits.libraryhost.com/items/show/1528.
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