Demospongiae | Haplosclerida
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 : 10.0 cm BRL male/unsexed; (Ref. 415); common length : 1.2 cm BRW male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)
Sessile; brackish; depth range 0 - 3 m (Ref. 108813)
Climate / Range
Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean.
Thin erect branches: 0.2 - 1.2 cm wide, 5 - 10 cm long. Oscula inconspicuous, 0.1 cm wide along branches. Smooth surface. Compressible but fragile in consistency. Whitish gray to purplish externally, tan internally (Ref. 415).
It is an epibiotic species found on submerged vegetation (Ref. 108813). Rare on mangrove roots and peat (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)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)