Demospongiae | Lithistida
Macintyre, I.G., K. Rutzler, J.N. Norris and K. Fauchald. 1982. (Ref. 87209)
Size / Weight / Age
Sessile; depth range 10 - 230 m (Ref. 87209)
Climate / Range
Western Central Atlantic: Belize, Cuba and USA.
In Belize, it was found in a submarine cave near Columbus Cay (Ref. 87209). 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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