Demospongiae | Poecilosclerida
HÃ¤ussermann, V. and G. FÃ¶rsterra. 2009. (Ref. 87801)
Size / Weight / Age
Sessile; depth range 15 - 31 m (Ref. 87801)
Climate / Range
Southeast Pacific: Possibly endemic to Chile.
This species is found on steep rocky substrates, inside crevices or underneath overhangs at depths of 15 to 31 m. It is associated with or found growing on Desmophyllum dianthus (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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