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Tedania ignis   (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864)

fire sponge

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Demospongiae | Poecilosclerida | Tedaniidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Collin, R., M.C. Díaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sánchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. Valdés. 2005. (Ref. 415)

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

Sessile; brackish; depth range 0 - 37 m (Ref. 108813)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 25°C - 33°C (Ref. 86836)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean wide.

Short description

Massive amorphous to lobate, with smooth, to tuberculate surface. Bright red or orange red. Oscules: 1 - 2 cm wide on top of lobes. Soft, compressible, easily torn (Ref. 415).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Shallow reefs, mangroves, and seagrass beds. Very common in the Caribbean (Ref. 415). Commensal with amphipods (Ref. 82302, 86735). 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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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