Demospongiae | Poecilosclerida
HÃ¤ussermann, V. and G. FÃ¶rsterra. 2009. (Ref. 87801)
Size / Weight / Age
Sessile; depth range 8 - 93 m (Ref. 87801)
Climate / Range
Southwest Atlantic and Southeast Pacific: Argentina and Chile. Subtropical to temperate.
This species is found on steep and sediment-poor rocky substrates at depths of 8 to 93 m (Ref. 87801). 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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