Demospongiae | Poecilosclerida
Collin, R., M.C. DÃaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. SÃ¡nchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. ValdÃ©s. 2005. (Ref. 415)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 0.5 cm OT male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)
Sessile; brackish; depth range 1 - 24 m (Ref. 86836)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 25°C - 33°C (Ref. 86836)
Western Central Atlantic.
Encrusting, up to 0.5 cm thick, very soft and fragile. Raised dermal canals converge to oscula with transparent membranes: 0.1 - 0.3 cm in diameters. Bluish, pinkish or creamy yellowish in shaded zones (Ref. 415).
Maximum thickness: 0.5 cm (Ref. 415). Maximum depth from Ref. 114748. Rare, encrusting mangrove roots (Ref. 415). 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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)