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 : 8.0 cm OT male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)
Climate / Range
Western Central Atlantic: Panama, Jamaica, St Vincent and Martinique.
Massive to Thick cushions; 2 - 8 cm thick. Circular to elliptical oscula,; 0.5 - 1 cm wide; with raised whitish to transparent rims. The sponge is white to transparent externally and light-blue internally. Crisp, hard, and fragile in consistency (Ref. 415).
Body thickness: 8 cm (Ref. 415). Occasional on reef environments (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)