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Iotrochota arenosa   Rützler, Maldonado, Piantoni & Riesgo, 2007

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

Demospongiae | Poecilosclerida | Iotrochotidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Sessile.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Thick encrustations on an accumulation of sand and rubble, seemingly partly buried. Surface dirty with sediment. Feels rugged when handled, but appears smooth when dermis is stretched. Black in situ, dark purple when stored. Surface is soft, fibers tough. Purple mucus exudate that stains the hands. Oscules not apparent (Ref. 85482).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in sand and rubble on coral reefs. Also in lagoons, mangroves, and pilings. Known from depths between 0.1 to 45 m (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

Zea, S., T.P. Henkel and J.R. Pawlik. 2009. (Ref. 81728)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)