Demospongiae | Verongida
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
Max length : 15.0 cm H male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)
Climate / Range
Western Central Atlantic: Panama, Cuba and Belize.
Height: 10 - 15 cm. Tubes almost as wide as tall. Green with yellow and bluish spots externally, yellow internally. Surface with ridges: 0.2 - 0.4 cm high; that run parallel, or sinuously. Soft in consistency. Turns black when taken out of water (Ref. 415).
Open reef, rare (Ref. 415). 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)