Demospongiae | Haplosclerida
Hooper, J.N.A., J.A. Kennedy and R.W.M. van Soest. 2000. (Ref. 81108)
Size / Weight / Age
Sessile; depth range 1 - 6 m (Ref. 102311)
Climate / Range
Western Central Pacific: Malaysia, Palau and Indonesia.
Depth range is based on occurrence in Palau (Ref. 102311); 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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