Demospongiae | Haplosclerida
Kirk, H.B. 1911. (Ref. 88951)
Size / Weight / Age
Climate / Range
Southwest Pacific: Kermadec Islands.
Flat and encrusting. Few scattered oscula flush with the surface. Skeleton: mainly blunt, slightly curved oxea bound together by scarcely discernible spongin into meshes. Slightly curved styli projects from the upper sponge surface; imbedded for about half their length (Ref. 88951).
Known from rock pools (Ref. 88951). 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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