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Haliclona tubifera   (George & Wilson, 1919)


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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Demospongiae | Haplosclerida | Chalinidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Sessile; brackish; depth range 1 - 10 m (Ref. 108813).  Tropical; 25°C - 33°C (Ref. 86836)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 0.5 cm OT male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)

Short description Morphology

Cushion-like: less than 0.5 cm thickness with oscular chimneys; 0.5 - 5 cm long. Thin long proliferations branching off the main body; 0.1 - 0.2 cm wide, several cm long. Highly variable color from pink, to violet, or purple externally and internally. Oscules: 0.05 - 0.1 cm wide (Ref. 415). Surface smooth to the eye, but faintly hispid and distinctly porous. Soft, compressible and limp; easily damaged. Occasionally light brownish. Exudate absent (Ref. 85482).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum thickness: less than 0.5 cm (Ref. 415). Depth range from Belize and Panama (Ref. 86836). Found on reef flats, and on rocks in shallow water. Very common on lagoon bottoms and on mangrove roots (Ref. 85482). 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | 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)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.2 - 28.3, mean 27.2 (based on 429 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown