Lissodendoryx sigmata   (de Laubenfels, 1949)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Demospongiae | Poecilosclerida | Coelosphaeridae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Sessile; brackish; depth range 1 - 25 m (Ref. 108813).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Irregular mass, up to 30 cm across with 8 cm thickness. Partly buried or covered with sediment. Fistules only often visible, with- or withour terminal oscules; sometimes poorly developed or absent. Lumpy, porous surface. External color varies from yellow to orange-yellow or orange-red and red; paler internally. Soft and crumbly consistency. Exudate absent (Ref. 85482).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This is an epibiotic species (Ref. 108813). Attached to hard substrates in shallow lagoons, usually with turtle grass Thalassia testudinum, and deeper waters (Ref. 85482). Also in mangrove ponds (Ref. 86789). Members of the class Demospongiae are hermaphroditic. Life cycle: The zygote develops into parenchymella larva (free-swimming) before settling down on a substrate where it grows into a young sponge (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the class Demospongiae are hermaphroditic. Life cycle: The zygote develops into parenchymella larva (free-swimming) before settling down on a substrate where it grows into a young sponge.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Zea, S., T.P. Henkel and J.R. Pawlik. 2009. (Ref. 81728)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown