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Halisarca caerulea   Vacelet & Donadey, 1989


Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Demospongiae | Halisarcida | Halisarcidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Sessile; brackish; depth range 2 - 15 m (Ref. 415).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 0.2 cm OT male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum body thickness: 0.2 cm (Ref. 415). On dead coral in reef environments: 2 to 15 m deep (Ref. 415). Also found in mangroves (Ref. 86836). Favors coral undersides, overhangs, and crevices in shallow and deep reefs and hard bottoms (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)

Short description Morphology

Encrusting sponge, 0.1 - 0.2 cm thickness. Smooth, and slippery surface, with regularly dispersed oscula: 0.2 - 0.3 cm in diameter. A conspicuous star-shaped canal system surrounds each oscula (Ref. 415). Color: light to dark blue or violet. Leathery (Ref. 85482).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.4 - 28.2, mean 27.5 (based on 517 cells; Ref. 115970).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown