Demospongiae | Astrophorida
Klitgaard, A.B. 1995. (Ref. 84825)
Size / Weight / Age
Climate / Range
Northeast Atlantic: along the Norwegian coast, Faroe Islands, Barents Sea and Denmark Strait.
Oviparous; simultaneous spawner. Oogenesis lasts for 4 months; spermatogenesis lasts for 2.5 months. Oocyte development is synchronous, takes place in the mesohyl; spermatozoa development is asynchronous, within the cyst scattered around the mesohyl. During spawning, both oocyte and spermatozoa leave the sponge through an excurremt canal (Ref. 100660). Spawning occurs in May/June and October (Ref. 100660).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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