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Geodia papyracea   Hechtel, 1965

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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Demospongiae | Astrophorida | Geodiidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Collin, R., M.C. Díaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sánchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. Valdés. 2005. (Ref. 415)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 20.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)

Environment

Sessile; brackish

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic: Belize, Jamaica, Venezuela and Panama.

Short description

Massive: 10 - 20 cm diameter. Cream or light gray to dark brown externally (the color is from the cyanobacteria); tan internally. Consistency is pulpy and easily crumbled. Surface rough, and it may be wrinkled. Ocsules: 0.2 - 0.5 cm wide aggregated (Ref. 415).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Rare; found on mangrove roots; mangrove peat banks (Ref. 415). 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

  Harmless

Human uses


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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown