Demospongiae | Poecilosclerida
Macdonald, K.S. III, R. RÃos and J.E. Duffy. 2006. (Ref. 83410)
Size / Weight / Age
Climate / Range
Western Central Atlantic: Belize.
Occurs on lagoon bottoms among Halimeda algae at depths between 2 to 5 m (Ref. 82087). Hosts alpheid shrimps on its canals (Ref. 83410). 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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