Demospongiae | Dictyoceratida
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 : 6.0 cm OT male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)
Sessile; brackish; depth range 1 - 15 m (Ref. 108813)
Climate / Range
Western Central Atlantic.
Thick crusts: 2 - 6 cm in thickness, with compound oscules, 0.3 - 0.6 cm in diameter on top of low mounds. Grayish-blue externally, lighter to tan internally. Surface punctuated with or without white zooanthids Parazoanthus sp. Hard-compressible in consistency (Ref. 415).
Maximum body thickness: 6 cm (Ref. 415). Found in mangroves (Ref. 86836). 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)