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Haliclona vansoesti   de Weerdt, Kluijver, & Gomez, 1999

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

Demospongiae | Haplosclerida | Chalinidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Sessile.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic: Panama, Jamaica, St Vincent and Martinique.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 8.0 cm OT male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)

Short description Morphology

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).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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).

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

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Estimates of some properties based on models

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