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Aaptos duchassaingi   (Topsent, 1889)


Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Demospongiae | Hadromerida | Suberitidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Messing, Charles. 2010. (Ref. 85482)

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

Sessile; brackish; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 86836)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic: Belize, Florida, USA and Mexico.

Short description

Massive; encrusting and sprawling up to 2 cm thick. Smooth surface, often partly covered by sediment; faintly hispid with distant canals converging on oscules. Color: brown or red-brown (external); cream (internal). Consistency: firm, tough, slightly compressible. Few, irregularly distributed oscules. Skeleton: most spicules are confusedly arranged, while some occur perpendicular to the surface in a radiate structure (Ref. 85482).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs on rocks in lagoons (Ref. 85482) and 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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Price category (Ref. 80766)