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Aplysina lacunosa   (Lamarck, 1815)

convoluted barrel sponge

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Aplysina lacunosa   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Demospongiae | Verongida | Aplysinidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Collin, R., M.C. Díaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sánchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. Valdés. 2005. (Ref. 415)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 100.0 cm H male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)

Environment

Reef-associated; brackish; depth range 5 - 50 m (Ref. 415)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic.

Short description

Hollow cylinders: up to 100 cm high. Surface with deep grooves: 0.5 - 1 cm deep; and finely conulose; 0.05 - cm high and 50 - 100 cm apart. Yellow, green, ochre, or reddish-brown, externally, tan-yellowish internally. Oscules with membrane on top pf the tube; 2 - 8 cm diameter. Compressible but tough (Ref. 415).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 108813. Deeper parts of reefs; greater than 5 m deep (Ref. 415). 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

Human uses


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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
High vulnerability (60 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown