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 : 1.5 cm H male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)
Climate / Range
Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean.
Thick encrusting with oscular chimneys, hollow fistules, digitate projections, and lobes: 1.5 cm high, 0.1 - 0.5 cm wide. Oscules: 0.1 - 0.2 cm wide at end of chimneys or spread on projection. Blue internally and externally (Ref. 415).
Rare on mangroves roots (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)