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Iotrochota arenosa   Rützler, Maldonado, Piantoni & Riesgo, 2007

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Classification
Demospongiae | Poecilosclerida | Iotrochotidae
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Main reference
Zea, S., T.P. Henkel and J.R. Pawlik. 2009. (Ref. 81728)
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Environment
Sessile

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Western Central Atlantic.
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Short description
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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)