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Xestospongia muta   (Schmidt, 1870)

giant barrel sponge

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Xestospongia muta   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Demospongiae | Haplosclerida | Petrosiidae

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

Max length : 250 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 99323)

Environment

Reef-associated; brackish; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 415)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic.

Short description

Barrel shaped, with thick walls. Purple to red brown externally, tan internally. Surface with protuberances with round or blade-like outlines. Brittle and crumbly in consistency. Oscules on the inner side of vase; 0.2 - 0.3 cm (Ref. 415).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 108813. Common on reef environments (Ref. 415). Also found in mangroves (Ref. 86836). Broadcast spawner (Ref. 99702). Synchronous spawning; eggs scattered on the benthos (Ref. 99702).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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