Demospongiae | Poecilosclerida
Häussermann, V. and G. Försterra. 2009. (Ref. 87801)
Size / Weight / Age
Sessile; depth range 10 - 31 m (Ref. 87801)
Climate / Range
Southwest Atlantic and Southeast Pacific: Argentina and Chile.
Contact to this species may causes dermatitis (Ref. 87801). This species is found on rocky substrates at depths of 10 to 31 m. It is sometimes associated with Desmophyllum dianthus and bryozoans (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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