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Iotrochota arenosa   Rützler, Maldonado, Piantoni & Riesgo, 2007

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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Demospongiae | Poecilosclerida | Iotrochotidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

Sessile

Climate / Range

Tropical

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Western Central Atlantic.

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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Price category (Ref. 80766)