Demospongiae | Haplosclerida
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 : 2.0 cm BRW male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)
Reef-associated; brackish; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 108813)
Climate / Range
Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean wide.
Ramose, branching species. Branches: 1 - 2 cm diameter; more than 20 cm high. Hard and fragile in consistency. Smooth surface, with oscules: 0.2 - 0.5 cm regularly distributed (Ref. 415).
On reef, seagrass beds, sand flats habitats (Ref. 415), and mangroves (Ref. 86836). Hosts alpheid shrimps in its canals (Ref. 86626). 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)