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Haliclona curacaoensis   (van Soest, 1980)


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

Demospongiae | Haplosclerida | Chalinidae

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 : 4.0 cm H male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)

Environment

Sessile; brackish; depth range 1 - 2 m (Ref. 86836)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 25°C - 33°C (Ref. 86836)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic.

Short description

Thick crust with or without oscular mounds: 1 - 4 cm thick; 2 - 4 cm high. Gray to bluish-purple externally, lighter color internally. Oscula: 0.5 - 1 cm wide. Smooth, strongly punctuate surface, almost hispid looking. Soft, sticky to the touch (Ref. 415). May be encrusting or in clusters of tubes (Ref. 86785).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Depth range from Belize and Panama (Ref. 86836). Common on mangrove roots and corals (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

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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