Demospongiae | Poecilosclerida
Häussermann, V. and G. Försterra. 2009. (Ref. 87801)
Size / Weight / Age
Sessile; depth range 10 - 1080 m (Ref. 87801)
Climate / Range
Southeast Pacific and the Antarctic: Chile and Antarctica.
Contact to this species may cause dermatitis (Ref. 87801). This species is found on rock walls at depths of 10 to 1,080 m. It is often used as a substrate of other species such as tunicates of cnidarians. It can tolerate stress through fine sediments (Ref. 87801). 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)
Threat to humans
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