Demospongiae | Poecilosclerida
Arnaud, P.M. 1974. (Ref. 86525)
Size / Weight / Age
Sessile; depth range 0 - 728 m (Ref. 87801)
Climate / Range
Southwest Atlantic, Southeast Pacific and Antarctic: Tierra del Fuego. Temperate to polar.
This species is found on steep rocky substrates within dense aggregations of cnidarians and ectoprocts at depths of 0 to 728 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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