Demospongiae | Dictyoceratida
Hall, K.A., P.R. Sutcliffe, J.N.A. Hooper, A. Alencar, J. Vacelet, A. Pisera, S. Petek, E. Folcher, J. Butscher, J. Orempuller, N. Maihota and C. Debitus. 2013. (Ref. 97236)
Size / Weight / Age
Sessile; depth range 21 - 32 m (Ref. 99647)
Climate / Range
Central Pacific: French Polynesia, Palau and Fiji.
Depth range is based on occurrence. Maximum depth from Ref. 99648; to be replaced with a better reference. Filter-feeder (Ref. 68823). 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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