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Geodia gibberosa   Lamarck, 1815


Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Geodia gibberosa   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Demospongiae | Astrophorida | Geodiidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Engel, S. and J.R. Pawlik. 2005. (Ref. 836)

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

Reef-associated; brackish; depth range 1 - 90 m (Ref. 108813)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic: USA and Caribbean.

Short description

Massive; irregular, globular, or lobate of at least 30 cm across. Firm and slighthly compressible. Smooth and non-porous, with ostia present. Sediments, algae and other encrusting sponges usually cover surfaces without ostia. External color: Whitish in dark habitats, dark brown when exposed to light. Cream internal.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow inshore hard bottoms (Ref. 85482) and mangrove ponds (Ref. 86789). In Belize, it is 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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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