Gelliodes fibrosa   (Wilson, 1925)

gray encrusting sponge
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Demospongiae | Haplosclerida | Niphatidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Sessile.  Tropical; 22°N - 4°N, 116°E - 127°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Central Pacific: Philippines. Introduced in Hawaiian Islands, Guam and Palmyra Atoll.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Thickly encrusting mat with anastomosing and meandering branches with some branches erect. Exterior color is blue-gray and interior is grayish beige. Spongy, fibrous, elastic and tough, surface is smooth to irregularly conulose with protruding tufts of fibers. Megascleres: curved oxeas 160 to 180 micrometers, microscleres: small sigmas 15 micrometers.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Mainly restricted to shallow-water fouling communities of the major harbors or associated disturbed habitats and also on patch reefs, encrusting the shaded underside of plate corals (Ref. 3248). 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

DeFelice, R.C., L.G. Eldredge and J.T. Carlton. 2001. (Ref. 3248)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


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Price category (Ref. 80766)